Be well equipped
Application forms for the Dairy Equipment Scheme are now available and CaitrionaMurphyhas the latest information
Today marks the opening for applications from farmers of the €45m Dairy Equipment Scheme.
Application forms are now available from the Department of Agriculture.
In the following pages, we present the most up-to-date information that was available to us as we went to press.
However, farmers are advised to confirm all details with the Department of Agriculture and their agricultural advisers before submitting an application.
The Dairy Equipment Scheme (DES) will be rolled out in a series of tranches, each with their own application and approval start and finish dates.
The first tranche is expected to consist of €6.92m in grant aid, which will be available for a period of two months.
The second tranche of €3.46m will be made available immediately after Department officials deal with applications from the first tranche.
In order to satisfy pent-up demand from farmers waiting to start work under the scheme, the first tranche is for a larger amount and shorter time than other tranches.