Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) 2023 - apply now

The Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) 2023 is open for applications until Sunday 31 December.

If you have eligible animals, please submit your claim now. To do so, you must register with Rural Payments and Services (RP&S) if you have not already.

Online submission is the easiest and quickest way to apply. It will help you avoid some simple errors such as claiming for an animal twice or entering an ear-tag in the wrong format.

If you need assistance with your application, contact your local area office. Please note area offices close on Friday 29 December.


This scheme is worth around £40 million to beef producers in Scotland and provides additional support to help maintain beef suckler herds at a level that sustains the commercial beef industry in the country.

Published on: 21 November, 2023