Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants from County Waterford who received payments under the 2014 beef data programme; and the average amount paid per recipient from the county.
REPLY (Dec 16, 2014)
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney):
Payments under 2014 Beef Data Programme will not commence until June 2015 as all participants in the Scheme will not be able to provide all of the required data before that date. Payments amounting to €175,330 were made to 350 Waterford applicants respect of 2013 Beef Data Programme , with an average payment of €350 per participant.