18 March 1998
Beef retirement scheme worth less than £30,000 per farmer
FARMERS will be paid less than £30,000 each to get out of beef production, it was revealed this morning.
The early retirement scheme will be available only to farmers who are more than 55 years old. Applicants must obtain at least 50% of their income from farming and must have been involved in beef production for at least 10 years.