Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (153)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

153. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 387 of 29 November 2017, the first and full year costs of the proposals in tabular form. [17137/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will provide suckler beef farmers with some €300 million of funding over the lifetime of the current Rural Development Programme.  BDGP provides for payments to farmers for completion of actions which deliver accelerated genetic improvement in the national herd and improvement of its environmental sustainability. Currently 24,544 herds are included between BDGP I and II.

Payments to farmers under the BDGP are calculated on the basis of costs incurred or income foregone.  Any increase to payment rates would therefore require farmers to undertake additional actions to justify any such increase.  The scheme has been through a complex and difficult process of approval at EU level and it would not be possible to change payment rates for current participants in the manner suggested.

The information the Deputy requested is provided in the attached table. 

 BDGP Costs

Proposal

Cost of proposal

Remainder Cost @ 80

Total

Current BDGP  Cost

Difference

1st 10 @150

53179940

22736240

75916180

45112750

30803430

1st 15 @150

58401380

16768880

75170260

45112750

30057510

1st 20 @150

62291070

12323520

74614590

45112750

29501840

1st 25 @150

65107380

9104880

74212260

45112750

29099510

1st 30@150

67150050

6770400

73920450

45112750

28807700

1st 10 @175

58253890

22736240

80990130

45112750

35877380

1st 15 @175

65340130

16768880

82109010

45112750

36996260

1st 20 @175

70618995

12323520

82942515

45112750

37829765

1st 25 @175

74441130

9104880

83546010

45112750

38433260

1st 30@175

77213325

6770400

83983725

45112750

38870975

1st 10 @200

63327840

22736240

86064080

45112750

40951330

1st 15 @200

72278880

16768880

89047760

45112750

43935010

1st 20 @200

78946920

12323520

91270440

45112750

46157690

1st 25 @200

83774880

9104880

92879760

45112750

47767010

1st 30@200

87276600

6770400

94047000

45112750

48934250