A strong campaign by the IFA over the last year has paid off for poultry farmers with a new specialised investment scheme offering 40% funding for investment on poultry farms.
IFA Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan said the IFA Poultry Committee made strong representations at all levels on the need for investment at farm level to maintain the highest standards that processors and Bord Bia rightly insist upon.
As a result, poultry has been included in the TAMS Scheme for the first time, allowing farmers to avail of 40% grant aid on a number of on-farm investments. IFA representation also ensured that poultry was included in the Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme, which opened in June and offers a higher rate of grant aid of 60%.
Nigel Renaghan welcomed the announcement of the new scheme, and paid tribute to the Minister for Agriculture and other public representatives for their engagement on the need for poultry investment support.