Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Brendan Smith, has welcomed confirmation from his party colleague and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., that payments under the 2022 Beef Data and Genomics Programmes (BDGP) have commenced.
Deputy Brendan Smith said, “I am very pleased that payments have commenced under the really important BDGP scheme which have brought about reductions in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions while also introducing genetic technology into the national herd thus improving farm profitability. The BGDP has also been critical income support for beef and suckler farmers since its inception.
“Over €1.2m is issuing to 723 beef and suckler farmers in Cavan under the BDGP from today with €724,413 issuing to 432 farmers across Monaghan. ”
Further Beef Data and Genomics Programme payments will continue to issue on an ongoing basis as more farmers verify their compliance with the 2022 scheme requirements.
Deputy Brendan Smith concluded by urging participating farmers “to return all surveys and genotyping samples and/or complete the carbon navigator update as soon as possible to facilitate payment”.