Countryside Productivity Grant Scheme - final round (England)

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton
This might be in the dairy or other forums so apologies if duplicating but because it is cross sector I'm posting in here. Defra has opened the final round today, closing date for applications is 4 Nov so don't hang about!
Just beat me to it.

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It seems you can't get a weather station even though it's listed as an option because the grant amount would be less than the minimum £3000. Does this mean I'd have to apply for something else as well?
 
Way I read it you can have £12k again just not on the same items as last time?
This from the instructions, --- £12k limit over all 3 rounds -
If you applied for Round 1 and 2, and your applications were successful, but did not reach the £12,000 maximum, you can apply in Round 3. However the grant value of your Round 3 application must be £3,000 or more. Therefore if you received more than £9,000 grant in total from Round 1 and 2, you will not be eligible to apply under Round 3.
 

An Gof

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Cornwall
Read it again... between £0 and £9000 in round 1 you can claim, over £9000 in round one and you cant.

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The reason you can apply again is because the minimum application must be for more than £3k. Your second application is still to a £12k limit when combined with previous applications. You do not get another £12k even if your round 1 application was less than £9k
 

An Gof

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Location
Cornwall
It seems you can't get a weather station even though it's listed as an option because the grant amount would be less than the minimum £3000. Does this mean I'd have to apply for something else as well?
Yes, and remember its the grant amount, not the standard cost
 

silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
Anyone suggest makes of direct drill that are priced at £24k.
It also says min till or strip till drills aren’t eligible . What is a Claydon drill classed as.?
 

silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
I've waited for someone will say it.......

But they haven't.

A Triton is only 15k.....🙊

Allegedly..... 🙄
Oh right. I hadn’t thought of that.
I see a very basic Moore , can be bought for just under £24k.
A neighbour bought a Claydon with a grant in the first round , which I didnt think was a direct drill .
 

DieselRob

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Location
North Yorkshire
Oh right. I hadn’t thought of that.
I see a very basic Moore , can be bought for just under £24k.
A neighbour bought a Claydon with a grant in the first round , which I didnt think was a direct drill .
I was wondering about the claydon, you can now get them with the low disturbance twin tine set up so should be eligible like that? And if you wanted you could buy a separate set of standard coulter arms not as part of the grant.

A 3m weaving sabre tine starts at just over 24k I believe
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
From what I can glean, it's all the same as round 2 apart from a couple of items have been dropped.

Also the specification have altered on a few items.

Has anyone checked if the values are the same?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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