Payments under the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) have commenced, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) confirm.
Over €46 million will be paid to the 15,364 farmers participating in the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme. SCEP is designed to support beef farmers and to improve the environmental sustainability of the national beef herd. This is the first year of SCEP and according to DAFM, it builds on the gains delivered in recent years through the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) and the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP) by improving the genetic merit of the Irish Suckler herd.
These payments are important to the beef sector and therefore DAFM is encouraging SCEP participants with outstanding documentation to submit these documents to the Department or the ICBF immediately so that any outstanding payments can be paid. These payments may take up to five days to reach farmers accounts.
Further Information on the programme (SCEP) can be found here.