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Ireland: Minister Creed reminds farmers of opening of Calf Investment Scheme

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 7, 2020
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced that the Calf Investment Scheme (CIS) will open for applications from 7 January 2020.
Michael Creed
Farming in Ireland   Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed
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.

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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, Tuesday 7 January until 28 January 2020.