SCEP Closing Date Four Days Away

IFA National Livestock Chair Brendan Golden is reminding farmers that the closing date for the SCEP is next Mon, May 22nd.

Brendan Golden said while the targets in the scheme are challenging, there is a good level of flexibility each year to ensure they can be met.

He said IFA has made significant progress in ensuring the requirements of the scheme are attainable for suckler farmers.  Given the level of supports available, extending to €3,000 for a 20-cow herd, it is important these monies are drawn down.

The IFA National Livestock Chair said application levels to date are strong and it is vital for the sector and the delivery of additional supports for suckler farmers that all farmers apply to this scheme.

The IFA Livestock Committee met yesterday and discussed the scheme. Brendan Golden said every opportunity should be provided to maximise participation including, if necessary, extending the closing date to ensure all farmers who want to participate in the scheme are facilitated.

Brendan Golden said there is nothing for farmers to fear in this scheme and he strongly urged all suckler farmers to make their applications.

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