METS

What is the Manure Efficiency Technology Scheme?

The Manure Efficiency Technology Scheme (METS) is a technical Scheme which funds specific specialised slurry spreading equipment. The scheme provides financial support to farm businesses towards the purchase of slurry tankers fitted with trailing shoe, trailing hose and shallow injector slurry spreading systems.

Who can apply?

The Scheme is open to individual and collective applications. A collective application is where two or more farm businesses, registered with a DARD Category 1 Farm Business Identification Number, submit an application for METS grant aid under a lead applicant. There is no limit to the number of farm businesses in a collective application. However, there are specific conditions which apply to collective applications.

METS: KEY FACTS

  • METS Tranche 1 closed for applications on Tuesday 31st March 2009, and all awards for funding under this Tranche have been made.
  • METS Tranche 2 closed for applications on 21st January 2011 and all awards for funding under this Tranche have been made.
  • METS Tranche 3 closed for applications on 25th April 2014 and applications are currently being assessed.

Any queries should be made to DARD's appointed METS Managing Agent:-

Countryside Agri-Rural Partnership
97 Moy Road
Dungannon
Co Tyrone
BT71 7DX

Telephone Number:    0845 026 7535

Fax Number:                288 0 77 88 200

Email Address:    mets@countrysiderural.co.uk
Web address:        www.countrysiderural.co.uk
The Manure Efficiency Technology Scheme is a Sub-Programme approved under Axis 1 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, Measure 1.3 Modernisation of Agricultural Holdings.