Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (782)

Robert Troy


782. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if payments to a person (details supplied) under the BEAM and BEEP schemes, respectively, will be expedited. [44184/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The objective of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) is to provide temporary exceptional adjustment aid to farmers in the beef sector in Ireland subject to the conditions set out in EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1132. Applications for the BEAM were accepted from the 19th of August to the 20th of September 2019. An application from the person named is currently being processed, with payments under scheme scheduled to commence in December 2019.

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot scheme (BEEP) aims to further increase economic and environmental efficiency in the suckler herd through better quality date on herd performance, supporting decision making on the farm. Payments will commence shortly to BEEP participants who have completed the weighing and submission of data in respect of all of their eligible animals. As the person named is a participant and has fully completed the required actions under the Pilot, payment under this Scheme will issue shortly.