Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2037)

Hildegarde Naughton

Question:

2037. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants that will benefit under the beef environmental efficiency pilot by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31531/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP) is a one year pilot to further increase economic and environmental efficiency in the suckler herd through better quality data on herd performance, supporting decision making on farm.

There are currently 19,131 participants in BEEP, a breakdown of which is provided in the table below, by county.

No. of Applicants

County

269

CARLOW

923

CAVAN

1,483

CLARE

1,412

CORK

912

DONEGAL

55

DUBLIN

2,070

GALWAY

965

KERRY

217

KILDARE

526

KILKENNY

514

LAOIS

645

LEITRIM

610

LIMERICK

574

LONGFORD

182

LOUTH

1,762

MAYO

454

MEATH

648

MONAGHAN

477

OFFALY

1,119

ROSCOMMON

801

SLIGO

852

TIPPERARY

292

WATERFORD

591

WESTMEATH

462

WEXFORD

316

WICKLOW

Requirements of the Pilot include:

1 All Calves being submitted for weighing must be born between 01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

2 Unweaned Live Calf and Dam must be weighed on the applicant's holding on the same day.

3 Only scales registered and used in accordance with the requirements of Annex 1 of the Terms and Conditions of the Pilot may be employed for the purposes of this Pilot.

4 Weights must be submitted between 08 March 2019 and 01 November 2019 in accordance with Annex 1 of the Terms and Conditions of the Pilot.