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Fodder Transport Scheme - Licensed Haulier Guidance

20th May 2013

Fodder Transport Scheme – Licensed Haulier Guidance

As a Haulier what are the key stages?

  • If not on the list of participating hauliers (eligible hauliers must hold an operators license) contact Countryside Services on 028 877 89770 from Monday 20th May.
  • As a haulier it is up to you to source and purchase the  Fodder from GB or another EU Member State.  Fodder transported from Republic of Ireland or within Northern Ireland will not be considered eligible. 
  • Take orders by telephone from Farmers and make clear individual arrangements for delivery.
  • Only fodder transported after midnight on Saturday 18th May via Larne, Belfast and Warrenpoint ports will be considered.  At either Larne, Belfast or Warrenpoint ports you must obtain a stamped fodder import document from DARD in order to be considered eligible for the scheme. 
  • Each farmer which purchases fodder from a participating haulier must complete Fodder 1 form – it is the Farmers responsibility to ensure they are eligible for this scheme.  This form must be submitted along with the haulier claim form Haul 1  and evidence of the weight of fodder which has been transported.

What is the rate of Aid available?

The Aid levels below, which are the Department’s contribution to the transport costs, will be reflected in the prices charged by hauliers.

DARD have reviewed costs in the Fodder Transport Scheme and have reduced the rate for Silage & Haylage to £45/t for all material arriving NI Ports after midnight Wednesday 22 May to 31 May 2013 Hay&Straw remain at £90/t

The haulier must provide documentation which proves both the unladen and laden weight of the load.  This must be supplied in order for your claim for transportation costs to be considered eligible.

What type of Fodder is eligible under the scheme?

Fodder transported from GB and other EU Member States is eligible.  For the purpose of the scheme eligible fodder is defined as Hay, Silage or Haylage and Straw.

Fodder transported from Republic Of Ireland or within Northern Ireland is not eligible. 

Only fodder transported via Larne, Belfast and Warrenpoint ports (after midnight Saturday 18th May) will be considered.

Who do I contact should I have further queries?

Any farmer or haulier with immediate enquiries please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions list.  From Monday 20th May you can contact Countryside Services on 028 877 89770 for guidance.

How long will the scheme last?

The scheme will start at midnight on Saturday 18 May 2013 and end at midnight on Friday 31st May 2013.  Any fodder imported before 18 May 2013 will not be considered eligible under the scheme.

How can I reclaim costs for transportation?

  • Haulier 1 form to be completed by all hauliers participating in the scheme
  • Participating hauliers must supply farmers with the 2013 Fodder Transport Scheme Application Form in order to reconcile distribution of fodder to farmers.  The haulier must be able to produce both the haulier claim form (Haul 1) and all corresponding farmer application form(s) (Fodder 1)
  • Invoices for purchase of the fodder in GB or other member states by the haulier need to be supplied with the claim.
  • At either Larne, Belfast and Warrenpoint ports you must obtain stamped fodder import documentation.  This document must be supplied along with your claim.
  • The haulier must provide documentation which proves both the unladen and laden weight of the load. 

Haul 1 and Fodder 1 forms are available to download from the following website: www.countrysiderural.com

If you have any further queries  please contact Countryside Services on 028 877 89770 from Monday 20th May.

download Haulier Application Form Version 7 (PDF)

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