The Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme provides financial aid to farmers to help them upgrade equipment in order to comply with animal welfare standards. It also helps to fund energy efficient measures to improve competitiveness and raise farm incomes.
How to qualify
The scheme is open to farmers who generate a minimum of 20 production units. Specific types of equipment are eligible for the scheme including:
medicine dispenser units
energy efficiency measures such as water meters, solar panels and boilers
feed system upgrades for medication reduction and energy efficiency
upgrade for poultry, farrowing, weaner and fattener housing
disease reduction facilities for existing poultry houses
You must meet the scheme’s requirements on training, planning permission and tax clearance. The funding for the scheme is limited and all applications are subject to selection criteria, such as age and costings. See the conditions of the scheme and the selection criteria marking sheet at the bottom of this page.
Rate of payment
Grant aid is paid at the rate of 40% up to the maximum investment ceiling of €80,000 per holding. Multiple applications per tranche are allowed however the minimum amount of investment which is eligible for approval under this scheme is €2,000 per application.
Applicants who receive approval at the ceiling of €80,000 under this scheme are not eligible to apply for grants under any other TAMS II Scheme with the exception of applications under the