Online Agents

What tasks/information can an online agent access?

An online agent can access a farm businesses APHIS online account, Online Maps and eSAF facility. All the features of these services which are normally available to the herdkeeper will be available to the Online Agent. The herd keeper can choose which services (Aphis online, Online maps or eSAF) the agent can access.

Who can become an online agent?

Any member of the public can become an online agent. An online agent does not need to be a farm business owner.

How can I become an online agent?

To become an online agent complete the application form linked below.

For further information, contact the DAERA Online Services helpdesk on 028 9442 6699 or email

How do I nominate an agent to work on my behalf?

To work on behalf of a farmer an online agent must be authorised to do so. This authorisation is obtained by completing the authorisation forms linked below, ensuring that they are signed by both the farmer being represented and the agent the signed document must be returning them to DAERA online services team. A number of online agents can be found below.

As a farmer what if I no longer require an agent to work on my behalf?

Simply inform DAERA online services team that you wish your business to be disassociated with the online agent.  

Services available to DAERA online services agents

Online maps/ SAF (Single Application Form):

An agent can complete and submit your application for:

  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) & Greening
  • Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme (ANC)
  • Northern Ireland Countryside Management Scheme (NICMS)
  • Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)
  • Farm Woodland Premium Scheme and Farm Woodland Scheme
  • application and registration process for Agricultural Waste Authorisations and
  • view and measure your online farm map

APHIS online

An agent can register animals and retrieve animal information on your behalf:

  • register cattle births, deaths and stillborns.
  • produce movement notification of cattle moving off your herd to market, abattoir or farm.
  • confirm cattle movements into your herd.
  • view and download your herd list including information about your animals DAERA statuses, TB & Br test results and export eligibility.
  • view movement and progeny history of every animal in your herd
  • view post and ante mortem details of slaughtered animals.
  • produce a report to count and classify your animals in accordance with the Nitrate Action Programme

BovIS – Bovine information system

An agent can access your BovIS information including:

  • carcase benchmarking
  • Bovine Growth Rate Calculator
  • Bovine Greenhouse Gas Calculator (dairy/beef)

CAFRE Farm Business Planner

An agent can access the farm business planner application and complete a farm business plan on your behalf. The agent will be able to enter data for a 5 year period, including information for both before and after a potential investment to produce a business plan.

Details required include:

  • enterprise gross margin information
  • fixed cost, finance and other income data
  • stock valuations

The business plan will help you determine the feasibility of an investment and how worthwhile the investment might be.

EFS Higher – environmental planners

If you have applied to EFS Higher level and have received a Letter of Offer you may need to engage an environmental planner.  The following list contains contact details of environmental planners who have undergone DAERA training and does not imply endorsement of any individual.

Agent authorisations forms


Contact details of a number of agents providing online services are listed below. Online agents are not endorsed by DAERA. It is the responsibility of the farm business owner to ensure all information provided by the agent is correct.

DAERA online services contact details:

Tel: 028 9442 6699

Agent Address Phone Email
Philip Christie Armoy, Ballymoney, Co Antrim 028 2075 1378
Elayne Stevenson Crumlin, Co Antrim 028 9442 2395
Margaret Thompson Ahoghill, Ballymena, Co. Antrim 028 2587 1497 
John Galloway 51 Tannaghmore Road,Randalstown,Co. Antrim BT41 3HB 07778763331
Lynn Gass Armagh, Co Armagh 028 3750 7340
Edward Johnston Richill, Co Armagh 028 3887 1568 
John King Markethill, Co Armagh 07775854895 
Mary Carberry Crossmaglen, Newry, Co.Down 028 3086 1467 
Theresa Higgins Ballynahinch, Co. Down 028 9756 3103
Elizabeth Martin Banbridge, Co. Down 028 4067 1231 
Michael McCoy Crossmaglen, Co. Down 028 3026 3410
Patrick McEvoy Mayobridge, Newry, Co Down 07921132910
Jim Prentice Comber, Newtownards, Co. Down 028 9752 8217
David Rankin Banbridge, Co. Down 028 4062 2816
Colin Scott Newtownbreda, Co Down, Belfast BT8 6SB 07876210974
Ann Arrell Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry 028 7938 6318
Eileen Cassidy Maghera, Co. Londonderry 028 7964 3854
Desmond Downey Magheramason, Co. Londonderry 028 7184 1252
Karen Callaghan Coleraine, Co. Londonderry 028 7035 5017
Ryan Lennox Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry 028 7941 8619
Nigel Marsh 29 Knocklyn Park, Coleraine,Co. Londonderry 07757822905
Roland Corbett Glenconway
Co. Londonderry
Jim Alderdice Omagh, Co.Tyrone 028 8224 4843
Liam Corry Castlederg, Co. Tyrone 028 8167 9699
Rory Gormley Dromore, Co. Tyrone 028 8289 8179
Mary McCormack Creggan, Omagh, Co.Tyrone 028 8675 1396
Kenny Berry Dungannon, Co. Tyrone 07593085499
Jonny Cuddy 20 Gorey Road, Dungannon, BT70 3AG 07798989893
Brian McGrath Tullygrevagh, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh  028 6865 9767
Gemma McMahon Roslea, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh 07724696976
Denise Hanna Draperstown, Co Londonderry 07980 892953
Nikki Neill 169 Lisnablagh Road
Co Londonderry
Eilis Kelly

83 Cornamaddy Road
Co Tyrone
BT70 2TW

028 8775 9555
Paul O'Hare Slieve Roe Ltd
68 Ballyvalley road
BT34 2RX
McCracken & Co. Roy McCracken
Co. Tyrone
BT78 1RJ
028 8284 0340
028 8284 1592

Karl Mullan 54A Coolnasillagh road
07764 304700
Mr Patsy Kelly 62 Devesky Road
Co Tyrone
BT79 9BU
028 8076 1602
William Henderson 36 Clooney Road
BT45 5RA
Bernie O'Reilly Keady
Co Armagh
Damien Murphy Derryheanlish
Co. Fermanagh
BT92 7FB
+4475 1937 3468
Anne Faux Rosslea
Co. Fermanagh
Graham Cooke

Burnhead Rural Services

3 Burnhead Road

Co Tyrone




Declan McCaffrey 27 Derrynacrannog Road
Co. Fermanagh
BT93 3FQ
028 6865 8435
David Clemments 40 The Corn Mill
BT92 2BG


George Woods

63 Dromore Road, Fintona, Omagh, Co Tyrone


Leslie Craig


Co Tyrone

02871 398333


Douglas Nisbet

Loughbrickland Banbridge

Co. Down



If you are an agent and wish to have your details added to this list please contact:

DAERA Online Services Contact Details:
Tel: 028 94426699

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