Thursday, 11 April 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Beef Data and Genomics Programme
153. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 387 of 29 November 2017, the first and full year costs of the proposals in tabular form. [17137/19]
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will provide suckler beef farmers with some €300 million of funding over the lifetime of the current Rural Development Programme. BDGP provides for payments to farmers for completion of actions which deliver accelerated genetic improvement in the national herd and improvement of its environmental sustainability. Currently 24,544 herds are included between BDGP I and II.
Payments to farmers under the BDGP are calculated on the basis of costs incurred or income foregone. Any increase to payment rates would therefore require farmers to undertake additional actions to justify any such increase. The scheme has been through a complex and difficult process of approval at EU level and it would not be possible to change payment rates for current participants in the manner suggested.
The information the Deputy requested is provided in the attached table.
|Proposal||Cost of proposal||Remainder Cost @ 80||Total||Current BDGP Cost||Difference|
|1st 10 @150||53179940||22736240||75916180||45112750||30803430|
|1st 15 @150||58401380||16768880||75170260||45112750||30057510|
|1st 20 @150||62291070||12323520||74614590||45112750||29501840|
|1st 25 @150||65107380||9104880||74212260||45112750||29099510|
|1st 10 @175||58253890||22736240||80990130||45112750||35877380|
|1st 15 @175||65340130||16768880||82109010||45112750||36996260|
|1st 20 @175||70618995||12323520||82942515||45112750||37829765|
|1st 25 @175||74441130||9104880||83546010||45112750||38433260|
|1st 10 @200||63327840||22736240||86064080||45112750||40951330|
|1st 15 @200||72278880||16768880||89047760||45112750||43935010|
|1st 20 @200||78946920||12323520||91270440||45112750||46157690|
|1st 25 @200||83774880||9104880||92879760||45112750||47767010|