Derogation 2021

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About Derogation 2020

Derogation farmers must record through appropriate software technology the grass produced annually on the farm from 2020. If Derogation farmers haven’t the required skills to undertake this measure, Derogation farmers must undertake training in grassland management which must be completed by the end of 2020.

Summary Derogation Measures July 2019


    Q: How will it be verified?

    Measurements will be verified based on the dates of record entry. It is the responsibility of the derogation farmer to complete grass measuremnt and recording of grass data.

    Q: How many measurements are required?

    A minimum of 20 grass measurements per annum (falling plate meter or cut & weigh) on the main grazing platform only.

    The following measurements are required per month over the season as follows:

    • Feb (1)
    • Mar (2)
    • Apr – Sep (14)
    • Oct (2)
    • Nov (1)

    Q: Is eyeballing Grass measurement adequate?


    Q: What will be the verification requiremnts for farmers that attend a grassland traing course?

    A proof of attendance at courses will be required.

      Farmers have until the end of 2021 to complete Grassland training.


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