The Manure Efficiency Technology Scheme (METS) was a technical Scheme which funded specialised slurry spreading equipment. The scheme (which is now closed) provided financial support to farm businesses towards the purchase of slurry tankers fitted with trailing shoe, trailing hose and shallow injector slurry spreading systems.
The Scheme was open to individual and collective applications. A collective application was where two or more farm businesses, registered with a DARD Category 1 Farm Business Identification Number, submitted an application for METS grant aid under a lead applicant. There was 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 all awards for funding under this final Tranche have been made.