IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden has welcomed the issuing of full payment to farmers for the measures they have implemented in the scheme.
He said farmers with 530,000 cow and calf pairs, in over 24,000 herds, have carried out measures in the scheme and have drawn down the full €40m allocation.
“It’s important that farmers have received their full payment for the measures they implemented,” he said.
The IFA Livestock Chairman said the viability of suckler farms is heavily dependent on meaningful support payments and he said the Minister for Agriculture must ensure there is a seamless transition into the 2021 scheme.
The level of participation shows the success of the scheme and underlines the importance of rolling the scheme into 2021.