BEEF producers should note that the second check date for the extensification payment scheme is April 25, 2004, says the Rural Payments Agency.
 
The date is the same for applicants claiming under beef special premium scheme and/or the suckler cow premium scheme across the UK.
 
Producers participating in the EPS standard scheme are required to complete declaration forms detailing the number of cattle, from six months old, on their holding on the six ‘check‘ dates.