Agricultural & Rural

McQuinn Consultancy Services Limited is an approved agency for the Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development

McQuinn Consulting employs a full-time staff of Agricultural Consultants and Environmentalists, approved by the Department of Agriculture, and can call on the expertise of Foresters, Accountants, Legal, Safety, Environment and Property experts on a project-by-project basis.

We are also members of the Agricultural Consultants Association and hold current Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.

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Basic Payment Scheme

Our services include completion of Basic Payment Scheme Application for clients and advice on maintaining Basic Payment Entitlements.

Glas Scheme

Green, Low Carbon, Agri-environment Scheme is the new Agri Environment Scheme under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

Cross Compliance Advice

To receive payments under the Single Payment Scheme you must follow a variety of regulations on the environment, public health, animal health, plant health, animal welfare and land maintenance.

McQuinn Consulting employs Department of Agriculture approved planners and provides guidance to farmers on the Statutory Management Requirements for SPS payments.

N.M.P. – Nutrient Management Planning

An essential service to anyone wishing to dispose of or recycle waste by way of land spreading in an efficient, environmentally friendly way. We provide a comprehensive service including soil analysis, waste analysis, waste catchment and storage etc.

Expert Witness

Usually required in following situations:

  • Compulsory Purchase Orders of Land Losses due to Wayleaves/ Severance etc.
  • Compulsory Purchase Order Assessments/Valuations/Negotiations
  • Legal disputes involving Land, Family Law (Divorce), Insurance Claims etc
  • Insurance claims by farmers
  • Oral Hearings
  • Arbitration Hearings
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Windfarms
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Consultancy Services have significant experience in representing land owners in the above situations, up to High Court level.

EU Schemes for Farmers

Early Retirement Scheme, Installation Aid Scheme and the Livestock Premia.

These schemes are currently suspended however we provide a consultancy service for participants who may have issues with their participation in these schemes.