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Nitrogen and phosphorus statements available


The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) statements for cattle only for the period January to October 2017 are now available on the Department’s online system.

"These statements are particularly useful to allow farmers to plan for the remainder of the year, in order to ensure compliance with the limits of the Nitrates Regulations, thus avoiding penalties for breaching the limits of 170kg of N per hectare or the limit for those who hold an approved derogation of 250kg of N per hectare," a Department spokesperson said.

Farmers are also reminded to submit nitrates records for the movement of organic fertiliser, temporary movement of animals during the year or short-term rental grazing agreements (Records 3, 4, 5 forms) now.

Completed forms should be sent to:

Nitrates Section,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co Wexford
Y35 PN52

Alternatively they may be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Farmers not already registered for can do so by logging onto and clicking the 'Register' button. To register a mobile phone number for future SMS text alerts log on to to access the sign-on form, or alternatively contact Nitrates section at 053-9163444.

Tags: Nitrates Derogation Department of Agriculture,Food and the Marine