26 July 2002

Money check date

THE third check date for the Extensification Payment Scheme 2002 has been announced as May 22, covering the months May and June.

The first and second check dates for Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr, are Jan 9 and Apr 19, respectively.

Standard scheme applicants should soon receive declaration forms from the Rural Payments Agency, which they should complete detailing the number of cattle from six months old that were present on the holding for each of the three check dates.

Payments for the 2002 scheme are £48.07 a head after modulation for under 1.4LU/ha and £24.03 a head for less than or equal to 1.8LU/ha. &#42