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Aid for Participation of Producers of Agricultural Products in Quality Schemes

Purpose of Aid

The purpose of this aid is to encourage the participation of primary producers (farmers) in the following Bord Bia Quality Assurance Schemes:

  • Beef/Lamb
  • Dairy
  • Pigmeat
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Horticulture (including edible horticulture, mushroom compost and casing manufacture)

In addition, aid will be used to cover costs relating to compliance with the regulatory requirements set down in Bord Bia’s Feed Quality Assurance Scheme. Participation in the Feed Quality Assurance Scheme is a requirement of membership of the relevant core quality assurance schemes i.e. beef, lamb, dairy, pigmeat, poultry and eggs.

Eligibility

In accordance with Art.20.2 (b) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 (OJ L193 of 01.07.2014), entry to Bord Bia Quality Assurance Schemes is open to all primary producers who are willing to accept in full, the conditions laid down for the schemes. The detailed conditions for participation in the above Quality Assurance Schemes are available here:

Conditions of Aid

  • In accordance with Article 20.1 (b) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 (OJ L193 of 01.07.2014), aid is used towards the costs for compulsory measures in relation to the Bord Bia’s Quality Assurance Schemes.
  • In accordance with Article 20.7 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 (OJ L193 of 01.07.2014), no direct payments are made to participants in the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Schemes.
  • In accordance with Article 20.7 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 (OJ L193 of 01.07.2014), aid is paid only to the organisation responsible for control measures, the research provider or the consultancy provider.
  • In accordance with Article 20.8 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 (OJ L193 of 01.07.2014), aid is limited to 100% of the real costs incurred

How To Apply

Producers wishing to participate in any of these Quality Assurance schemes should contact our Dublin office as listed on our contact page.