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Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP)

on Monday, 04 February 2019. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Beef

OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME

To further increase economic and environmental efficiency in the suckler herd through better quality data on herd performance, supporting decision making on farm.

Eligibility

  • The Pilot will be open to all suckler beef farmers who commit to completing the mandatory action required within the duration of the Pilot.
  • Action: weigh unweaned calf and their dam and submitting weight records to ICBF
  • Payment will be on beef breed (dam and sire) animals born in the herd between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
  • Application window for inclusion in the pilot is 4 February and 22 February 2019.

Requirments

  • Requirement 1 - All Calves being submitted for weighing must have been born between 01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
  • Requirement 2 – Unweaned Live Calf and Dam must be weighed on the applicant’s holding, individually and on the same day.
  • Requirement 3 – Only scales registered in accordance with the Pilot Terms and Conditions may be used.
  • Requirement 4 – Weights must be submitted between 08 March 2019 and 01 November 2019

Key Dates

  • Eligible Animals: Beef breed animals born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
  • Applications: 4 February to 22 February 2019
  • Submission of weights: 8 March to 1 November 2019
  • Payments will be made in December 2019.

Further info on T&Cs and how to apply: https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemespayments/BEEP

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