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Calf Investment Scheme opens for applications

The Calf Investment Scheme (CIS) has opened for applications from this morning (Tuesday, January 7th).

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.

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, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed.

‘Hope to see a high level of uptake’

“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.”

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How to apply

Applications must be submitted by email, from today, Tuesday, January 7th until January 28th.

Further details, including the application form and an FAQ note, are available here.

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