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Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) Support Measures Announced

Apr 26, 2023 | Farm Viability News

Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., recently announced the opening of two new support measures for the suckler and beef sectors: the €260m Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) under the CAP Strategic Plan (CSP); and the €5m National Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme 2023.

(i) The SCEP is the successor to the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP), has a budget of €260m over five years, and is co-funded by the EU under the CSP. The SCEP provides participant farmers with payment on a per hectare basis of €225 for the first 15 hectares and €180 for the remaining hectares, up to their maximum payable area.

(ii) The National Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme 2023 is a successor to similar schemes in 2021 and 2022, has a budget of €5m, and is funded from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

Applications for both measures can be lodged through agfood.ie with a closing date of the 2nd of May 2023 for the Dairy Beef Scheme and 22nd of May for the SCEP.

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