Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Beef Data and Genomics Programme
387. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a family (details supplied) will receive payment under the beef data and genomics programme, BDGP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17827/21]
In applying to join the Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP), the person named committed to participating in the programme for the full six years of the programme. The BDGP application was received under a specific Herd Number.
One of the requirements of the Programme is that a valid Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application is submitted to the Department on a yearly basis and on which all land parcels are declared. If the eligible forage hectares declared in any year is less than 80% of the maximum payable area notified to successful applicants in Year one, due to the sale or transfer of the land, the applicant concerned will not be permitted to continue participation in BDGP.
In 2020, a BPS application was received under the partnership number provided. There are two herdnumbers under this partnership, including the one under which the BDGP application was received. However, all the lands were declared under the other herdnumber. As there was no land declared under the herdnumber which made the BDGP application, no payment will issue under BDGP.
A letter will issue to the person named in the coming days detailing this decision and their right to appeal the decision if they wish.