Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (356)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

356. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications to the 2019 beef data and genomics programme by county in tabular form; the number of applications approved and not approved, respectively; the number of applications not approved that were appealed; the number of 2019 advance and balancing payments to the programme that have issued to date; and the value by county. [53851/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) forms part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It involves funding of €300 million over the six year programme and addresses widely acknowledged weaknesses in the maternal genetics of the Irish suckler herd, makes a positive contribution to farmer profitability and reduces the greenhouse gas intensity of Ireland’s beef production. A second programme, BDGP II, was launched in 2017 and will run until 2022.

There are currently 24,111 participants in the Beef Data and Genomics Programmes. Payments to 18,969 of these commenced on the week of the 2nd of December 2019.  Payments will continue to issue on an on-going basis as more famers verify their compliance with the 2019 scheme requirements. The following table details the payments made to date under both programmes at a county level.

County

BDGP I Herds

BDGP I Payments

BDGP II Herds

BDGP II Payments

CARLOW

234

€574,443

12

€64,377

CAVAN

928

€1,576,919

55

€138,114

CLARE

1455

€2,745,356

108

€368,368

CORK 

1318

€2,441,084

81

€241,283

DONEGAL

978

€1,275,611

84

€169,104

DUBLIN

37

€91,044

1

€9,643

GALWAY

1941

€3,239,628

201

€609,672

KERRY

1019

€1,508,281

43

€124,431

KILDARE

226

€551,572

6

€18,785

KILKENNY

460

€1,260,521

30

€130,806

LAOIS

420

€1,019,917

32

€139,777

LEITRIM

652

€774,355

61

€162,607

LIMERICK

603

€1,145,885

39

€131,752

LONGFORD

425

€814,753

37

€101,116

LOUTH

158

€310,540

10

€45,547

MAYO

1526

€2,112,568

154

€372,480

MEATH

401

€976,425

26

€83,171

MONAGHAN

590

€917,773

45

€138,535

OFFALY

426

€1,001,390

32

€166,340

ROSCOMMON

973

€1,588,636

98

€323,518

SLIGO

620

€861,126

45

€119,393

TIPPERARY

758

€1,861,836

50

€200,756

WATERFORD

239

€685,180

7

€27,736

WESTMEATH

507

€1,157,848

34

€169,745

WEXFORD

430

€1,157,626

26

€107,904

WICKLOW

312

€751,997

16

€72,231