Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2034)

Hildegarde Naughton

Question:

2034. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers grant aided to date to use low emissions slurry spreading equipment; the value of funding provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31521/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

To date under the TAMS II Schemes, 1,175 farmers have received €15.7m in grant assistance to purchase Low Emission Slurry Spreading equipment.

The adoption of dribble bar, shallow injection and trailing shoe technology is making an important contribution in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the Irish livestock sector.