The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State Tom Hayes TD have announced the opening of the new Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme which is the first of the new Targeted Modernisation Schemes (TAMS II) to be launched under the new Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020.
The specific areas of investment will include animal housing, slurry storage, dairy equipment, specialised slurry spreading equipment, animal welfare & farm safety, and specialised pig & poultry investments. In addition, young farmers will be able to avail of grant-aid for construction of new dairy buildings.
Farmers must be below 40 years of age at the time of application and have been set up in farming within the previous five years.
Thursday May 14, 2015/ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine/ Ireland.