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 […]

Sustainable Production Grant (SPG)

A second window for the Sustainable Production Grant (Wales) is currently open with the application window closing on the 12th of April. The grant scheme offers 40% funding for covered slurry storage and management equipment.  The grant value is £12,000 – £50,000.  Anyone who wishes to apply must have attended a Sustainable Farming Roadshow, arranged […]

New Rules Relating to Livestock Movements (Wales)

There are new rules being introduced relating to livestock movements and the registration of holdings in Wales. Before the 21st of September 2018, livestock farmers need to record all the land they have available for livestock through Manage my CPH on Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online.  If farmers have multiple holdings/land parcels within a 10 […]

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.  […]