The Beef Finisher Payment (BFP) scheme is a one off, exchequer funded grant aid scheme under the COVID-19 State Aid Temporary Framework. The objective of the Beef Finisher Payment is to provide support for beef finishing farms in Ireland which have been severely impacted by the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Who can qualify
The scheme is open to all beef farmers who presented animals for slaughter in the period 1 February 2020 to 12 June 2020 inclusive and fulfil the requirements set out in the terms and conditions
Applicants must be a member of the Bord Bia Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme at the time of application, or undertake to become a member of the quality scheme prior to 30 September 2020, and maintain that membership on a continuous basis until 30 September 2021.
Applicants must be farming a holding in respect of which a valid Basic Payment Scheme
application is submitted in 2020 to the Department prior to 30 September 2020.
eligible animals: bovines aged 8 months or over, presented for slaughter between 1 February 2020 to 12 June 2020 inclusive
agents and dealers are not eligible to apply
animals slaughtered which are factory owned or controlled are not eligible for payment
Rate of payment
Based on estimates of eligible animals, a rate in the region of €100 per animal will be payable subject to a maximum of 100 animals per herd. In the event of the scheme being oversubscribed the payment due to each applicant may be subject to a linear reduction.
How to apply
applications open on agfood.ie
from 18 August to 9 September
late applications will not be accepted
payments will be made in November 2020
Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions BFP (pdf 1,111Kb)
Terms and conditions of the Beef Finisher Payment.