Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) Closing Date Just a Week Way

IFA National Livestock Chair Brendan Golden said the closing date for the SCEP is Monday, May 22nd.

The IFA National Livestock Chair said this is a very important scheme for suckler farmers, returning €150 on the first 22 cows and €120 on all remaining cows in the herd and suckler farmers should ensure they get their applications in before the closing date.

He said the recent series of IFA information meetings have been well attended with a lot of farmers concerns with the scheme addressed and a keen interest shown by farmers in the scheme.

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.

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.

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

Brendan Golden said there is nothing for farmers to fear in this scheme and he strongly urged all suckler farmers to make their applications before the closing date of Monday, May 22nd.

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