IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said farmers who have implemented all measures in the BEEP-S scheme must receive their full payment.
He said latest figures indicate almost 530,000 cow and calf pairs in approx. 24,000 herds have carried out measures in the scheme.
“All of these farmers must receive their full payment for the measures they implemented,” he said.
Brendan Golden called on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to confirm that there will be no linear cut to farmer payments in the BEEP-S scheme.
The IFA Livestock Chairman said the viability of suckler farms is heavily dependent on meaningful support payments and he said the Minister must ensure this money is paid out in full as soon as possible.