Business Briefing April 2019

Welcome to the April edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Grants in Wales, Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) , April Energy & Fibre Market, Growing & Using More Grass & Forages and many more… There are a number of grant application windows currently open in […]

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 […]

April Energy & Fibre Market

There has been much downward pressure within the feed market which applies to proteins along with fibre and energy.  Fibre prices have fallen as much as 40% since the winter partly due to the early turnout. Starches including feed wheat and barley have also weakened due to the uncertainty in the UK, with Tariff concern […]