Leitrim farmers encouraged to apply for Calf Investment Scheme

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Tipperary farmers are urged to get ready for the calving season

Calf Investment Scheme opens today, January 7

The Calf Investment Scheme (CIS) has opened for applications today, 7 January 2020. This scheme is a new initiative from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with €1.5m in funding for on-farm investment for a range of investments including calf feeders, computerised calf feeders and milk carts with mixers.

A range of additional investment items are available for selection in addition to these main investments. Grant aid of up to €3,000 per holding will be made in respect of these investment items.

The Minister commented “this is a new scheme which will add significant capacity on Irish farms for the rearing of calves and will further enhance the health and welfare credentials of Irish agriculture. I would urge farmers to consider investing in these measures and hope to see a high level of uptake under this initiative.”

The scheme will open for applications, which must be submitted by email, from tomorrow Tue 7 January until 28 January 2020. Further details, including the application form and an FAQ note, are available on the Departments website at:

https://www.agriculture.gov. ie/farmerschemespayments/ calfinvestmentscheme/