The person named had two animals which satisfied the retention requirements for payment of slaughter premium under the 2002 slaughter premium scheme. The person named was selected for an on-farm producer inspection and it was established during the inspection that two unclaimed animals, out of a total of 33 animals on the holding, were non-compliant with identification and registration requirements. This resulted in a reduction penalty of 6.5% on all eligible animals applied on under the suckler cow and slaughter premium schemes by the person named in 2002. A payment of €149.60, has issued in respect of the two animals under the slaughter premium scheme 2002, which reflects the 6.5% reduction penalty.
The person named applied for premium on 16 animals under the 2002 suckler cow premium scheme. An 80% advance payment for €2,869.12 issued on 11 December 2002 and a balancing payment of €484.17 was made on 30 April 2003. These represent payment on the 16 animals, less the aforementioned reduction penalty of 6.5% incurred due to non-compliance with identification and registration requirements.