Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1380)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

1380. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to place a limit on the maximum payout per farmer in EU temporary exceptional adjustment aid; his further plans to front load the payment on the first ten cows; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34909/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Payment rates and limits under the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) are as follows:

Bovine animals aged over 12 months presented to a slaughtering establishment in the period 24 September 2018 to 12 May 2019 inclusive at a rate of €100 per animal subject to a maximum of 100 such animals per eligible herd; and/or Beef breed female animals with progeny born in the year 2018, which were sired by a beef breed bull, at a rate of €40 per animal subject to a maximum of 40 such animals per eligible herd.

These and all details relating to Beef Exceptional Aid Measure are set out in the Terms and conditions published on my Department's website: https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/beefexceptionalaidmeasure/BEAMTANDC150819.pdf.