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REAP Scheme application

  • 29-05-2021 12:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4 Paulmclad


    On the FAQ page for the REAP scheme on gov dot ie, they say approval letters would issue in May.
    Has anyone received an approval letter yet?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Nothing here


  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ mr.stonewall


    Just saw agfood is to be down tomorrow morning from 8am to noon. Wondering is this something to do with it


  • Registered Users Posts: 936 ✭✭✭ roosky


    There’s over 10,000 apply for about 2,000 places so department are trying to find more places so maybe that’s the delay in offers


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ clonagh


    Offer letters were posted today apparently...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,456 ✭✭✭ SuperTortoise


    Just got my one in the post.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭ grassroot1


    Advisor rang me I am not in


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ Tileman


    Just got my one in the post.

    Presume u mean u got offer to join?

    When does it start from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,456 ✭✭✭ SuperTortoise


    Tileman wrote: »
    Presume u mean u got offer to join?

    When does it start from?

    Yeah an acceptance letter, if you want to opt out you have to contact them, just had a quick glance at the leaflet they sent out, as far as I can tell the scheme is active now but you have until the 15th June to opt out. I'll have a proper read of it tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Got my acceptance letter today! Happy enough!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Paulmclad


    I got my acceptance letter on Tuesday there too, looking forward to getting started.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,816 ✭✭✭ Bullocks


    Got an acceptance letter yesterday


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,801 ✭✭✭ Sami23


    Bullocks wrote: »
    Got an acceptance letter yesterday

    What actions are lads generally signing up for


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,816 ✭✭✭ Bullocks


    Sami23 wrote: »
    What actions are lads generally signing up for

    I haven't a clue to be honest. I rang the advisor yesterday to see what he reckoned and what costs would be and most importantly how much I could put clear into my pocket every year out of it.
    He didn't answer but I'm sure he will get back to me.
    I'll let ye know if I go in what measures I'll doing


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Be interesting to see what the agri advisors charge. I see them charging the most if the 1200 participation payment.

    I hope to plant 80 metres of hedge (around my house!). 6 plants a meter will yield a serous fence! After that I don’t expect to input much cash. It will be the low input pasture option I will be pursuing. Don’t do any spraying it topping, spread minimal N and it’s should yield an average payment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 104 ✭✭ kerb


    Didn't get a letter yet to pusume I'm not accepted


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭ jntsnk


    grassroot1 wrote: »
    Advisor rang me I am not in

    Did he charge you anything then ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭ Dunedin


    893bet wrote: »
    . It will be the low input pasture option I will be pursuing. Don’t do any spraying it topping, spread minimal N and it’s should yield an average payment.

    Is topping allowed after a certain date similar to GLAS?

    I haven’t read up on the Reaps yet as I’m still in glas for another year. How do the payments fare against glas - more or less or is it too early to say?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Dunedin wrote: »
    Is topping allowed after a certain date similar to GLAS?

    I haven’t read up on the Reaps yet as I’m still in glas for another year. How do the payments fare against glas - more or less or is it too early to say?

    Topping is allowed any time but will likely impact the payment as there will be a less diverse sward. There is a bonus payment of 50 per Ha for late meadow cutting. Harmless enough.

    No idea on payment question.


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ clonagh


    You can top at any time but the adviser told me to wait until he had done his visit, otherwise he won't be able to indentify the various grass species...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    clonagh wrote: »
    You can top at any time but the adviser told me to wait until he had done his visit, otherwise he won't be able to indentify the various grass species...

    Same as that.

    You can also spray any time. But again it will mean your score will be very low as it will reduce the diversity of the sward.

    Same with the hedge row. You can cut and manage every year. But it will limit the score you get.

    All results based.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 762 ✭✭✭ cuculainn


    So has anyone met their planner yet?

    is there any truth in that alot of those that were accepted are not joining?


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ clonagh


    is there any truth in that alot of those that were accepted are not joining?[/QUOTE]

    Wouldn't be surprised, been talking to my planner on the phone a coupleof times and expect him out next week but he's being very pessimistic about it...


  • Registered Users Posts: 476 ✭✭ jntsnk


    cuculainn wrote: »
    So has anyone met their planner yet?

    is there any truth in that alot of those that were accepted are not joining?

    I would believe it.
    I was all out to applying for it and had been in contact with my advisor to do so, then read all the requirements etc...when they came out, just couldn’t be bothered for such small money after tax.
    It needs to be double the make any financial sense


  • Registered Users Posts: 936 ✭✭✭ roosky


    cuculainn wrote: »
    So has anyone met their planner yet?

    is there any truth in that alot of those that were accepted are not joining?

    Trying to get my planner out ASAP so i can top and spray and do all the things im not supposed to :D

    On the point of accepted people dropping out, i was giving a neighbor a hand at silage last week and there was four farmers there helping, all of us were accepted but I'm the only one that is going ahead with it....doesn't suit the other farmers

    I have a 11 ha rented out farm that is exactly what they are looking for so its no effort for me to comply with the scheme.....the money is harmless if you had much to do for it !


  • Registered Users Posts: 762 ✭✭✭ cuculainn


    roosky wrote: »
    Trying to get my planner out ASAP so i can top and spray and do all the things im not supposed to :D

    On the point of accepted people dropping out, i was giving a neighbor a hand at silage last week and there was four farmers there helping, all of us were accepted but I'm the only one that is going ahead with it....doesn't suit the other farmers

    I have a 11 ha rented out farm that is exactly what they are looking for so its no effort for me to comply with the scheme.....the money is harmless if you had much to do for it !

    From my point of view I think the only major outlay/work would be the perimeter fence....and I think that has to be by 15th july


  • Registered Users Posts: 104 ✭✭ bt12


    Anyone have their advisor out yet for farm walk?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,082 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    bt12 wrote: »
    Anyone have their advisor out yet for farm walk?

    No. There are some videos on the website. And the scorecard. I see a 4/10 being hard enough get


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ clonagh


    bt12 wrote: »
    Anyone have their advisor out yet for farm walk?

    I think they were doing their final days training yesterday (on farms) so I expect the farm visits to start soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 936 ✭✭✭ roosky


    Had my advisor out today to check the plant species.....surprising how much variety there in when you go looking. There is some of the ground that would get a bit of slurry each year and it wasnt as diverse so wont get full payment on that.....seems like the less you do, the more you get !!!

    I see the planting trees option is €9.20 per tree or €15.80 per meter of hedging, does anyone know what the cost of doing these would be, i dont really need either but would squeeze another few pound out of the scheme if it was worth the hassle!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,232 ✭✭✭ Hard Knocks


    roosky wrote: »
    Had my advisor out today to check the plant species.....surprising how much variety there in when you go looking. There is some of the ground that would get a bit of slurry each year and it wasnt as diverse so wont get full payment on that.....seems like the less you do, the more you get !!!

    I see the planting trees option is €9.20 per tree or €15.80 per meter of hedging, does anyone know what the cost of doing these would be, i dont really need either but would squeeze another few pound out of the scheme if it was worth the hassle!

    I think whitethorn slips were €0.50 each & try to get 4 per meter


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