Creed extends application period for BEAM scheme

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has confirmed the closing date for BEAM, the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure, has been extended for a week to Sunday September 15th.

Mr Creed says around 20,000 farmers have already submitted their online applications but there are over 70,000 farmers who are potentially eligible for a payment.

A number of clinics have been announced across the country, the first of them tomorrow in Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey.