Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Published on 12 February 2020
Last updated on 21 June 2021
The Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Suckler aims to increase the efficiency of Ireland’s suckler herd. It will do this by improving the data that is collected about the herd.
You can apply if you:
• Are the owner of an active herd number with Herd Owner status
• Submit a Basic Payment Scheme application in 2021
• had suckler calves born in your herd between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
• agree to complete what is known as the “mandatory action” (more details on this below)
If you were in BEEP-S in 2020, you must apply again this year to be in the scheme for 2021.
Weigh the live calf and dam and send details of the weights data to ICBF by 1 November 2021.
This action must be completed in full to be eligible for any payment under the programme.
You can get an extra payment if you carry out optional welfare actions.
Optional action 1 - Vaccination or Meal Feeding at weaning as set out in the Terms and Conditions.
Optional action 2 - Faecal Egg Testing as set out in the Terms and Conditions.
Applications must be made on agfood.ie
The closing date for applications is 26 April 2021.
This is an outline of the Programme . You must read the Terms and Conditions for full information.
Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme - Suckler ( BEEPs) Terms and Conditions
Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme - Suckler ( BEEPs) Screen Guide
A guide to applying for BEEPs on agfood.ie
BEEPs Information Note
List of approved laboratories for faecal testing updated 18.06.2021
BEEPS 2021 - Vaccination Record Sheet
Vaccination Sheet BEEPS 2021
BEEPS 2021 - Meal Feeding Record Sheet
Meal Feed Record BEEPs 2021
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