The Kerry Cattle Premium Scheme provides financial support to encourage farmers to keep herds of Kerry cattle. It helps to maintain a sufficient reserve of pure-bred breeding stock.
How to qualify
To be eligible, a farmer must:
be a member of the Kerry Cattle Society Ltd
have a herd located within the territory of the State which contains at least five breeding females registered in the Herd book of the Kerry Cattle Society Ltd
Farmers must also take a number of key steps to qualify:
all Kerry cows in the herd must be served by bulls of the Kerry breed, either by natural service or artificial insemination
all progeny of Kerry cows in the herd must be submitted for birth notification or registration in the Kerry Cattle Herd Book and be registered with the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) and the Department through the Animal Events system
each animal, on which a premium is being applied for, must be born in the applicant's herd and alive on the date of application
You must comply with all the terms and conditions of the scheme.