Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (152)

Michael Healy-Rae


152. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a beef environmental efficiency pilot, BEEP, scheme application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46911/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot scheme (BEEP) aims to further increase economic and environmental efficiency in the suckler herd through collation of better quality data on herd performance which helps to support decision making on the farm. BEEP targets the weaning efficiency of suckler cows and calves through the collection of live weights of cows and progeny in the herd of each participant. 

An application under BEEP was received from the person named on 7th February 2019. 

Payments have recently commenced to BEEP participants who have completed the weighing and submission of data in respect of all of their eligible animals. As the person named had not fully weighed all their eligible animals, their payment has not yet issued.

Final payments, including to the person named, are scheduled for December 2019.