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Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 17 January 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Questions (197)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

197. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of active participants in the beef data and genomics programme that have received the 85% advance payment of the 2018 payment by county; the number of persons that have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting the 85% portion of 2018 payment; the number of beef data and genomics programme recipients that have yet to receive this portion of payment by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2270/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme provides for six year payments to farmers for completion of actions which deliver accelerated genetic improvement in the Irish national herd and improvement of its environmental sustainability.

Payments under the 2018 Programme year for both BDGP I and BDGP II commenced in December 2018. As of 11th January 2019 a total of 22,032 participants have received a payment to date.

Advance payments do not issue under BDGP. Payments are issued based on the level of compliance reached under each requirement of the Programme.

All participants who have passed approval checks are paid. Further payments will continue to be made over the coming weeks as more participants become fully compliant with the requirements of the Programme.

Please see the following table by County breakdown.

County

Applicants Paid

Not yet passed all the required approval checks

CARLOW

276

44

CAVAN

1121

71

CLARE

1779

129

CORK

1516

237

DONEGAL

1263

120

DUBLIN

46

11

GALWAY

2447

271

KERRY

1186

107

KILDARE

243

63

KILKENNY

483

116

LAOIS

525

72

LEITRIM

909

61

LIMERICK

689

111

LONGFORD

571

70

LOUTH

197

30

MAYO

2116

202

MEATH

507

71

MONAGHAN

791

56

OFFALY

532

62

ROSCOMMON

1294

114

SLIGO

810

152

TIPPERARY

926

95

WATERFORD

289

49

WESTMEATH

665

68

WEXFORD

498

86

WICKLOW

353

43

TOTAL

22,032

2,511

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