Weigh In!

With 40% grants available now under the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-productivity-scheme#round-2 which closes on the 4th September, there is no excuse for livestock farmers to be still guessing the weight of their cattle!  You can now get weigh cells to go in your cattle crush/race for less than £1,000 after grant.  They will […]

Is Your Grazing Licence Up to Date?

Whilst doing this year’s round I came across a number of clients who are reusing grazing licences issued anything up to 12 years ago!  Agreements of this age will have no reference to the current BPS, entitlements, greening and other relevant EU regulations. In order to protect the farmer’s status as the farmer (not a […]

The Importance of Planning a Stewardship

With the Mid-Tier Stewardship application deadline only 2 months away it is time to begin thinking about annual options and capital items.  Due to the different rules and regulations that come with holding a stewardship agreement, it is hugely important to plan ahead and ensure that all the options selected can be easily managed thus […]

Grants in Wales

There are a number of grant application windows currently open in Wales, namely: The Farm Business Grant (FBG) The grant provides a 40% contribution towards capital investments for equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises. A list of the eligible items can be found at; https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2019-02/farm-business-grant-list-of-items-for-which-you-can-apply-for-funding.pdf […]