Deadlines for next tranches of TAMS II farm building grants

Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, announced recently that approvals have commenced for TAMS II dairy investments in the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme and approvals were to issue for priority one Dairy Equipment cases before Christmas.

The Minister said he is aware that a number of farmers are keen to have milking facilities in place for the New Year and every effort is being made to facilitate this, in particularly urgent cases.

“The Department will be sending out other TAMS II approvals on a rolling basis as the applications are cleared early in the New Year and I would ask applicants to bear with us during this time. ”

In addition, the Minister has announced the opening dates of the second tranches for online applications for various TAMS II Schemes, as follows:

The Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme

Tranche 1: Closed September 25, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened November 12, 2015 Ends March 25, 2016

Low Emission Slurry Spreading

Tranche 1: Closed November 11, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened: December 16, 2015 Ends: March 25, 2016

The Dairy Equipment Scheme

Tranche 1: Closed September 16, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened: November 12, 2015 Ends: March 25, 2016

Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme

Tranche 1: Closed November 30, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened: December 16, 2015 Ends: March 25, 2016

Organic Capital Investment Scheme

Tranche 1: Closed November 30, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened: December 16, 2015 Ends: March 25, 2016

The Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme

Tranche 1: Closed October 30, 2015

Tranche 2: Opened: November 12, 2015 Ends: March 25, 2016

Farm building grant applications flooding in from dairy farmers

Latest figures from the Department of Agriculture show thousands of applications from dairy farmers for the new TAMS II farm building grants.

The new TAMS measure will make €395m available to Irish farmers for investing in on-farm infrastructure, facilities and equipment.

All TAMS schemes have been opened and the applications received under the first tranches of both the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme and the Dairy Equipment Scheme are now being processed.

According to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, interest in TAMS to date has exceeded expectations and clearly many Irish farmers are looking once again at the benefits of investing in their enterprises and expanding production.

Under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, a total of 520 applications have been received with over 200 of these applying for dairy investments while over 1,000 applications have been submitted for the Dairy Equipment Scheme.