NEW ENTRANT SCHEME WEBINARS

Defra is holding a series of webinars as part of developing its New Entrants Scheme.  You can listen to last week’s webinar about the Land Mobility Scheme operating in Northern Ireland on this link and see their website for more information.  The second webinar discussed new opportunities for English tenancy and business arrangements and next week’s […]

AHDB – NEW KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR TOOL

AHDB’s beef and lamb new KPI Express tool is designed to help you understand how your farm business is performing.  Depending on what these top-level measures tell you, you can drill down and look at other more specific aspects of farm performance to understand what is influencing those KPIs.

CP SMALL GRANT SCHEME – 31st MAY DEADLINE

The CP Small Grant scheme deadline is 31st May and by then your equipment needs to have been installed and paid for.  Claiming is on-line with details in your original offer email.  You will need to provide invoices, bank statements and photos showing the items installed and with serial numbers showing if relevant.

MID-TIER STEWARDSHIP APPLICATIONS

With funding from Defra, ADAS is holding free webinars about Stewardship on: Thursday 20th May from 12 – 1.30pm Tuesday 15th June from 12 – 1.30pm   For details and to book, call 08453 713399 or Email bookings@ADAS.co.uk.  There is also the potential for an individual 1½ hour session with an adviser.  The deadlines for Mid-Tier […]

COVID-19 SUPPORT

The Restart Grant scheme provides a grant of up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses to enable them to reopen safely.  The grant is being administered by Local Authorities and is open for applications.  Businesses must be rate paying and have been trading on 1st April 2021.  Note the grant […]

SHEEP SCAB PROJECT STARTS

A new 2-year project headed by the Moredun Research Institute and coordinated in the North of England by the Farmer Network will help farmers work together to stop sheep scab.  We are interested in hearing from groups of farmers willing to work with their neighbours and their vets in testing, sharing results and treating sheep […]

NEWTON RIGG UPDATE

We are very sad to announce that the College farms at Sewborwens and Low Beckside went on the market this week and the Campus has also been put up for sale.  We have been served notice as one of several tenants on the Campus and are seeking alternative office premises in the Penrith area.  Newton […]

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE AND MID-TIER DEADLINES

The deadline for the stand-alone capital grant scheme and Higher Level Stewardship was today (30th April).  The deadlines for Mid-Tier Stewardship are: Order an application pack (paper) 28th May   Contact your CSF officer for water and air quality capital grants (CSF officers are very busy so contact them asap rather than on 18th June!). […]

SHEEP SCAB PROJECT STARTS

Sheep scab costs the industry £78-200 million per year and affects 10-15% of farms.  A new 2-year project headed by the Moredun Research Institute and coordinated in the North of England by the Farmer Network will help farmers work together to stop sheep scab by: supporting local farmer clusters giving free blood testing and veterinary […]

NEWTON RIGG FARMS TO GO ON THE MARKET NEXT WEEK

We’re sad to learn that, despite the best attempts of many and with questions asked by the EFRA select committee remaining unanswered, Askham Bryan College has announced that the disposal of Newton Rigg’s assets will begin next week.  The College’s farms at Sewborwens and Low Beckside will go on the market on 4th May and we […]

Raft Solutions

Providing high quality input and advice in sustainable livestock production is at the heart of our business at RAFT Solutions. As a sister company to the Bishopton Veterinary Group, RAFT Solutions Ltd was established in 2010 to look for innovative research, advanced breeding and training solutions to the food sustainability questions our farmers, vets and […]