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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 12 January 2018


Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)

Number of farmers paid:                                 122,591                                                      

Number of eligible farmers:                            123,557                                    

Total payments:                                               €1.153bn                                                        

*figure includes a payment for Young Farmer of €16.3m and National Reserve Payment of €3.16m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date:                                12,434                                                          

Payment Applications submitted:                      3,361                                                

Payments made:                                               2,679                                                 

Total payments:                                               €35.23m                                                                                               

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017                                     €38.2m

Number of Farmers                                                               21,295

Genomic Samples Outstanding:                                            16,059 (from 2,169 herds)

Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)


Total payments:                                                                       €200,151,776                                                                 

Number of farmers paid:                                                            93,385                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Green, Low-carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)


GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants: €154.86m        

GLAS 2017 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants: €139.9m.

GLAS Training Payments issued valued at €4.1m

NMPs Outstanding:                            570                                   

CMPs Outstanding (by participant):   420                                                          


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)


Total payments OFS 2016:     €9.77m

Number of farmers                  1,642 received 2016 Payment

Total payments OFS 2017:     €4.22m                                   

Number of farmers:                   831 received 2017 Payment

Note:  2016 Payments refer to payments made in 2016 and 2017 in respect of 2016 scheme year                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS)

Total Advance Payments                                                    €15.9m                                   

Number of Farmers                                                            20,986 


Knowledge Transfer Programme

Total Payments to Farmers:                                              €10.1m                                               

Number of Farmers paid                                                   13,740

Total Payments to facilitators                                            €3.7m