DAFM provides payment and storage rate calculators

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) has developed a payment calculator and stocking rate calculator which it says will help notify farmers of changes in the new policy common agricultural policy (PAC) for the period 2023-2027.

The payment calculator allows farmers to calculate their indicative direct payments in 2023, including payment entitlement values.

To complete the payment calculator, farmers will need the following information:

  • Number of hectares;
  • number of rights;
  • Basic Payment Scheme (BSP) and greening value per right.

Storage Rate Calculator

The Stocking Rate Calculator can be used to calculate stocking rates in terms of livestock unit and kg organic nitrogen (N) per hectare (ha).

To complete the Storage Rate Calculator, farmers will need the following information:

  • Total grassland area and tillage that will be cultivated in 2022;
  • Expected number and age of livestock by month in 2022.

Step-by-step guides have also been prepared for calculators and are available on the ministry’s website.

CAP strategic plan

This month, DAFM is hosting a series of nationwide in-person public briefings and an online webinar on Ireland’s draft CAP strategic plan.

These public meetings will provide information on changes to direct payments, including fees; active checks on farmers; changes in agricultural activity and land eligibility; storage rates; ecological programs; details on the new Agro-Environmental Climate Measure (MCEA); biological agriculture; and other important information farmers need to know now, so they can better prepare for 2023.

Dated Location
Thursday March 3 Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar Co. Westmeath
tuesday march 8 Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, County Cork
Wednesday March 9 Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, County Kerry
Thursday March 10 Celtic Ross Hotel, Roscarbery, County Cork
Monday March 14 Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, County Tipperary
tuesday march 15 Online webinar – register at www.gov.ie/cap
Monday March 21 Talbot Hotel, County Wexford
tuesday march 22 TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, County Mayo
Wednesday March 23 The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim
Thursday March 24 Shearwater Hotel and Spa, Ballinasloe, County Galway
Monday, March 28 th Seven Oaks Hotel, County Carlow
Tuesday 29 March Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

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