Farmers urged to apply to Dairy Equipment Scheme before Thursday

Farmers urged to consider application to Dairy Equipment Scheme before closing date of 29 August – ICMSA say last tranche “undersubscribed”

Farmers urged to consider application to Dairy Equipment Scheme before closing date of 29 August – ICMSA say last tranche “undersubscribed”

The Chairman of the ICMSA’s Farm Services and Environment Committee, Patrick Rohan, has called on local Department offices to issue confirmation immediately to successful Dairy Equipment Scheme applicants. Urging farmers to consider applying to the scheme Mr Rohan went on the scheme as an excellent opportunity for farmers to get grant aid for milking machines and milk storage equipment.

“The most recent Tranche closed on 31 May 2013 with a total of 548 applicants amounting to a grant value of €6.1m. But the most recent Tranches have been undersubscribed and therefore funding is available for all eligible applicants. The crucial point here is for the local Department offices to inform successful applicants immediately and without delay to allow farmers to plan for work to be carried out over the winter months to ensure parlours are up and running again for the spring period”, said Mr Rohan

Mr. Rohan concluded by stating that the next Tranche is due to close on 29 August 2013 and urged dairy farmers wishing to upgrade facilities to consider applying for the scheme without delay.