Glastir Small Grants (Wales)

The Glastir Small Grants Scheme window has opened on the 27th of July and will close on the 4th of September. Eligible businesses can apply for funding for capital works of up to £7,500 for projects specifically designed to improve water quality and reduce the risk of flooding. The following capital works are available: • […]

Ostertagiosis Warning

Cattle keepers should be aware of the current high risk of Ostertagiosis Type 1 in youngstock.  A number of incidences have been reported in Wales in recent weeks. Ostertagia is an intestinal parasite which attacks the abomasum of younger cattle; animals which are most prone to the disease are those in their first grazing season.  […]

Do Your Grass Leys Suit Your Farm?

Typically, the grass-seed mixtures used on farms are very similar and are predominantly made up of three or four different grass species.  Very little consideration is given to using alternative grass species or specific grass mixtures to match the farming system you operate or other variables such as soil type, stocking rate etc. Is your […]

Young People into Agriculture Scheme

The Welsh Government has recently confirmed that a new scheme, namely Young People into Agriculture Scheme, will open in April and follow on from the highly successful Young Entrants into Agriculture scheme which ran from 2010 to 2015. The scheme is designed to assist high-achieving young farmers (under the age of 40 at 1st of […]