BEAM

Farmer wins appeal in BEAM reference period cattle case

Farmer wins appeal in BEAM reference period cattle case

A farmer successfully appealed a decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the exclusion...

July 8, 2021

54% of BEAM applicants meet criteria for June deadline

54% of BEAM applicants meet criteria for June deadline

A total of 18,700 farmers availing of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) are estimated to have met the 5%...

July 5, 2021

BEAM farmers return to trade as reduction period ends today

BEAM farmers return to trade as reduction period ends today

Cattle buyers who had their hands tied as a result of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) can resume activity...

June 30, 2021

BEAM change of dates option closes today

BEAM change of dates option closes today

Today (Monday, June 21) is the final day for the option for farmers to choose the different reduction period under...

June 21, 2021

BEAM: Closing date for reference period option on Monday

BEAM: Closing date for reference period option on Monday

Farmers are being reminded that the closing date by which they can opt to change their reduction period under the...

June 18, 2021

BEAM: ‘Associated herd’ farmers left in ‘impossible situation’

BEAM: ‘Associated herd’ farmers left in ‘impossible situation’

Farmers who were told that any associated herd numbers they had during the reference period for the Beef Exceptional Aid...

June 14, 2021

BEAM: One week left to apply for change of reduction period

BEAM: One week left to apply for change of reduction period

Farmers have one week left to apply to change their reduction period under the Beef Emergency Aid Measure (BEAM), according...

June 14, 2021

BEAM: Farmers reminded of deferral closing date in June

BEAM: Farmers reminded of deferral closing date in June

Farmers are being reminded that the closing date by which you can choose to defer your reduction period under the...

May 31, 2021

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

Letters issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in recent days relating to the Beef Exceptional...

April 26, 2021

‘Incumbent on minister to outline plan immediately’ for BEAM scheme ‘debacle’

‘Incumbent on minister to outline plan immediately’ for BEAM scheme ‘debacle’

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to outline a plan “immediately” for resolving “the...

March 16, 2021

BEAM nitrates figures could cause ‘significant problems’

BEAM nitrates figures could cause ‘significant problems’

The way in which the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine calculates nitrates figures under the Beef Exceptional Aid...

March 12, 2021

More flexibility needed on BEAM reference dates – Naughten

More flexibility needed on BEAM reference dates – Naughten

An independent TD has said that there needs to be greater flexibility in terms of the alternative reference dates being...

March 2, 2021

N and P statements for 2020 available online

N and P statements for 2020 available online

Nitrogen and Phosphorous (N and P) statements for the year 2020 are now available online, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

February 9, 2021

‘Stock number issues need to be solved at birth, not near finishing’ – Dermot Kelleher

‘Stock number issues need to be solved at birth, not near finishing’ – Dermot Kelleher

The issue of reducing stock numbers in order to aid the environment needs to start at that birth of the...

February 4, 2021

Farmers to be given choice on BEAM reference period

Farmers to be given choice on BEAM reference period

Farmers who are currently on track to meet the 5% livestock manure nitrogen reduction requirement under the Beef Exceptional Aid...

February 3, 2021

Commission: Decision to change BEAM dates is government responsibility

Commission: Decision to change BEAM dates is government responsibility

The European Commission has replied to a letter from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, and told...

February 3, 2021

Carthy on seeking additional BEAM options: ‘Have we left it too late?’

Carthy on seeking additional BEAM options: ‘Have we left it too late?’

Minister Charlie McConalogue said he is “hoping for an early answer” from the European Commission, having sought a new reference...

February 3, 2021

‘Farmers trying to work off 2 month-old figures’ – TD on BEAM statements

‘Farmers trying to work off 2 month-old figures’ – TD on BEAM statements

An independent TD has highlighted problems with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s nitrates statements, which, he argued,...

January 28, 2021