Full particulars of latest pig scheme revealed with €20,000 accessible to farmers
Pig farmers can now apply for funds of as much as €20,000 below the brand new Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme (PEPS) Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue has introduced.
armers who produced over 200 pigs in 2021 can avail of the scheme, which is price €7m in whole.
Applications might be made by filling out the PEPS Application Form accessible on the Department’s web site.
To avail of the scheme, which is open for purposes till March 20, farmers should:
- Be aged 18 years or over on date of submission of the appliance;
- Be the holder of an lively herd quantity with
- herd proprietor standing (herd keeper isn’t acceptable);
- Have produced 200 or extra animals from January 1 to December 31, 2021, inclusive (pigs should have been despatched to a slaughtering institution, exported or offered commercially from a breeding herd); and,
- Have returned a accomplished National Pig Census 2021.
There will probably be 12 charges of cost with eligible farmers receiving once-off, flat funds of between €3,000 and €20,000.
Farmers who produced over 1,300 pigs final 12 months can avail of a cost of €20,000 whereas those that produced lower than 200 can not apply.
Applicants in a Farm Partnership registered with the Department are eligible to use for the Scheme, supplied that the appliance is made below the Registered Farm Partnership Number and signed by every accomplice.
Farmers are requested to make sure they’re registered on the Department’s CCS system and that every one related cost data is present, when making use of.
The scheme, which is a one off, exchequer funded grant assist scheme below de minimis laws, is an pressing emergency response to permit pig farmers to plan for an adjustment to the brand new market scenario and will probably be issued “as quickly as doable,” in keeping with Minister McConalogue.
Rising vitality and feed prices in current months together with falling output costs have seen some pig farmers dropping as much as €10,000 every week, in keeping with IFA pig chairman Roy Gallie.
He mentioned the pig business, which is price €1.6bn and accounts for over 8,000 jobs, immediately and not directly, is below critical risk.
“While pig farmers have been getting 50p/lb (the equal of €1.40 at the moment) for his or her meat again in 1986, they’re now getting €1.42/kg, and inflation has eroded the shopping for energy of that determine by precisely half.
“So, in effect we are expecting half the price we got in 1986 to pay for all the costs associated with living in 2022.”