The Beef Edge

The Beef Edge


The Beef Edge is Teagasc’s podcast for all the latest news, information and advice for Irish beef farmers, presented by Catherine Egan. Visit the show page at:

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Teagasc Drystock advisor, Niall Kerins, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef edge podcast to discuss the upcoming changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 


Big changes are coming in 2023 with the new CAP is coming into play and which will last for the next 5 years. 


Niall first discusses how the Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS) replaces the Basic Payment Scheme. 


Complementary Redistributive Income Support for Sustainability (CRISS) is a new scheme this year and Niall outlines what’s involved in this as payments are front-loaded for the first 30 hectares. 


A new scheme, Eco Scheme, essentially is replacing the Greening element of the payment.


Overall, BPS & Greening payments that farmers are familiar with over the last eight years will now be made up of three parts (BISS, ECO Scheme & CRISS). 


Farmers can check what their expected payments will be for the coming year on the DAFM calculator.


Niall also outlines how the stocking rate requirement for ANC is reduced to 0.1 LU/Ha. All new area based schemes are paid on ‘Eligible Hectares’. 


Parcels with up to 50% scrub/trees will now be 100% eligible for area based schemes. These features are now defined as beneficial feature by DAFM.


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Previous episodes

  • 160 - What you need to know about the changes to the new CAP 
    Wed, 01 Feb 2023
  • 159 - The Steps to Take for a Farm Transfer 
    Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • 158 - What should I be looking for in a pre-calving mineral? 
    Wed, 18 Jan 2023
  • 157 - How to incorporate red clover into your beef system 
    Wed, 11 Jan 2023
  • 156 - ‘Key enablers to improving profitability on beef farms’ - the speaker presentations from the National Beef Conference 
    Wed, 04 Jan 2023
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