In conjunction with other measures recently launched to address potential shortages in animal feed production the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine have announced a Red Clover Silage Measure. This Measure will provide a financial contribution to participating Co-op/Agri-merchants to offset part of the cost that farmers will incur in the purchase of the red clover silage seed mixture. Upon fully documented verification of eligibility, a payment contribution rate of €50 per 12kg bag of red clover silage seed mixture will apply to approved applicants purchasing the dedicated red clover silage seed mixture. The mixture must include 4kg of Red Clover in each 12kg pack. The balance of the seed mixture must contain either Perennial Ryegrass or Hybrid Ryegrasses and may contain some White Clover.
The Measure will cover seed purchased from the farmer’s date of approval until 31st August 2022.
Farmers wishing to apply for the Red Clover Silage Measure should apply through www.agfood.ie by the closing date of 14th April 2022.
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