Improved Grass Breeding on Dairy Farms

Our office in Carmarthenshire deals predominantly with grass based dairy farmers in West Wales.  We benchmark and review the performance of these businesses with financial and physical KPI’s.  Two common physical KPI’s we use, are litres per ha and per cow from forage.  Both these KPI’s are typically driven by grass Dry Matter production (although […]

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 […]