Inspection crackdown resulted in lost funds for Tipp farmers

© Pat Flynn


9 Tipperary farmers lost 100 % of their BPS money in an inspection crack-down last year.

They’re falling foul of cross compliance rules, such as: nitrates and water issues, cattle and sheep tagging and passport issues, animal welfare breaches and pesticide problems.

Non compliance with the rules often result in a penalty from their BPS, and around two thirds of Tipperary farmers inspected last year had compliance issues – with 33% of Tipperary farmers paying some fine.

Caitriona Morrissey, Deputy News Editor at the Farmer’s Journal explains some of the most common issues…