Pedigree registered Irish Moiled cattle are one of nine eligible livestock species to qualify for payment under the DAFM’s new Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES).
In recent weeks, the DAFM has confirmed details of the scheme, which it will roll out under the next CAP in 2023.
The successor to GLAS aims to conserve the genetic diversity of native breeds that are at risk of extinction.
Irish Moiled cattle
The Irish Moiled Cattle Society told That’s Farming about several requirements to be eligible for payment under the scheme.
- Already be a member or become a member of the Irish Moiled Cattle Society;
- Remain a member for the duration of the contract of three years;
- Produce at least one offspring from a purebred mating that you will register with the Irish Moiled Cattle Society before the end of the three years of the contract.;
- Register all progeny from a purebred Irish Moiled with the Irish Moiled Cattle Society.
The spokesperson explained:
“You can find all details, requirements and what documents you require to be eligible on the DAFM’s website.”
“The bottom line is, anyone thinking of going into this scheme and thinking of purchasing an Irish Moiled to be eligible for payment, make sure your Irish Moiled is registered with the Irish Moiled Cattle Society, or it will not qualify.”
“If there is no pedigree certificate available from the seller, before any money parts, take the ear tag number. Contact the Irish Moiled breed secretary who will do a search to see if this animal is registered.”
“The scheme requires identification documents and pedigree certificates issued by the society for each individual registered animal,” the spokesperson concluded.