Euro-Star ratings set to play a leading role in the new SCEP

For farmers who weren’t in the BDGP scheme, it is recommended to check your Euro-Star ratings in order to assess the current status of your herd

Niall Hurson

The Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) has been billed as a fresh start, replacing BDGP, which ran from 2015 to 2022. This new scheme brings with it an attractive increase in payment rate, with BDGP having offered farmers €142.50/ha for the first 6.66ha and €120 per remaining eligible hectare.