Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
171. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) has not received the full payment to their genetic scheme application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48471/21]
One of the requirements in the Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP) was that participants using a stock bull were required to have at least one stock bull on the holding on 30th June 2019. This must have been a genotyped four or five star bull on either the Terminal or Replacement index (on a within or across breed basis) at the time of purchase and retained on the holding and where it was replaced in the period to 30th June 2020, it must have been replaced by a bull of equivalent genetic merit i.e. a genotyped four or five star bull on either the Terminal or Replacement index (on a within or across breed basis) at the time of purchase.
Department records show that the person named did not have an eligible stock bull on the holding on 30th June 2019. As the person named did not meet the bull replacement strategy requirement, a penalty was applied to their BDGP payment in 2019. They were paid in 2020 in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.