August 4, 2021
Business News

Almost €700,000 paid to Waterford farmers under scheme

By Erin Ni Ghachain

A total of €695,545 has been allocated to Waterford farmers under the under the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme.

It is part an overall €40.4 million in payments made to more than 24,400 farmers across the country.

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue confirmed the payments will be made to farmers over the coming weeks, adding: “The processing of such payments remains a key priority for my Department.”

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme is focused on the weaning efficiency of suckler calves.

Minister McConalogue added: “The BEEP-S helps to increase economic and environmental efficiency in the suckler herd through improvement in the quantity and quality of performance data collected, with a view to supporting the adoption of best practice and more informed decision making at farm level.”

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