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Up to €500,000 announced for dairy farm milk pumps in Ireland

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Staff Writer | February 19, 2019
Milk grant
Europe   The scheme is administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority

Grant funding of up to €500,000 is now available for high-efficiency milk pumps, saving the average farmer €1,440 in energy bills and 1.6t in reduced carbon emissions annually.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton announced the grant.

Stating that the Government is committed to responding to climate change, Minister Bruton said he recently received approval to develop an “all-of-Government plan”, to make Ireland “a leader” in the global challenge.

The scheme is administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

Minister Bruton said: “This is a great opportunity for dairy farmers to become more efficient and save money. It is one of the many practices in a farm where new ways of working can make a significant impact.”

Welcoming the investment, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed said: “This is an excellent example of a collaborative approach to driving the national sustainability agenda.

“Not only does this dairy equipment make climate sense, but it also makes sound economic sense at individual farm level and I urge farmers to engage fully with the scheme.”


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