We specialise in assisting farmers with the various Department of Agriculture grants and schemes.
Basic Payment Scheme Applications
The Basic Payment Scheme is the basis of a lot of other Department schemes and Liam has been completing these forms for over 20 years. It was formerly called the ‘Area Aid’, and then the ‘Single Payment’ and is now the Basic Payment application. A large proportion of a farmer’s income can come from this application and we give it the precise attention to detail that this application requires.
Nitrates and Nutrient Planning
Nitrates derogations are required for highly stocked farmers, generally dairy farmers, and involves a nutrient plan for the farm. Glas applicants also require a nutrient plan for their farm
Soil sampling is the key part of the Nutrient plan. Exporting slurry is an option for some highly stocked farmers to reduce their Nitrates.
Setting up as a Farmer'
We prepare the necessary paperwork and submit all applications for new herd numbers and those taking over existing herd numbers, whether it is on owned or leased land. This may involve applying to the Young Farmer / National Reserve and / or transfer of entitlements depending on the farmer’s circumstances.
Farmers established their most recent entitlements in 2015. The complex nature of entitlements and greening means that this has to be dealt with precisely, and Liam has vast experience with entitlements, and has been dealing with them since they were initially established using the base years of 2000, 2001 and 2002.
It is over 20 years since Liam submitted his first Reps plan to the Department. Since then he has dealt with all the various environmental schemes, including four Reps schemes, three Aeos schemes, and presently is dealing with the Glas schemes. These schemes are all online now and require a large amount of knowledge and experience on the fine detail involved in each scheme.
Farmers are assisted in choosing the most suitable options for their farm and Liam also deals with the Department Inspections and records. Liam is there to assist farmers for the full 5 year term of their application, and is available to answer any query that the client may have, and deal with any Department issue promptly.
Liam assists farmers with their grant applications, and where Planning Permission is required, he refers them on to his colleagues who specialise in this.