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McConalogue reminds farmers of deadline for Pig Exceptional Aid Scheme

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has reminded pig farmers to submit their applications for the new €13 million Pig Exceptional Aid Scheme (PEP2) 2022. The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 11th July.


The Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2 (PEPS2) is an EU-funded exceptional adjustment aid scheme drawn up in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/467.  Pig farmers must meet a number of criteria in order to the eligible for payment, with payment rates under the scheme ranging from €3,000 up to €100,000 per nominated herd.


The Minister commented: “I urge all pig farmers to examine the terms and conditions of the scheme, and  to submit their applications  in good time in advance of next Monday’s  deadline."


Notes for Editors

Should farmers need to contact the Department in relation to scheduling of inspections under the DAFM Pig Welfare Programme they should contact their local Regional Veterinary Office (RVO).

  • RVO Contact details are included at Annex II on page 17 of the terms and conditions document for the scheme at PEP2 Terms and conditions
  • All relevant information related to the scheme may be found at Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2
  • Any other queries may be submitted by email to