Hedgerow Capital Grant

Raider112

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I was about to apply for the above as I only have till the end of April to do it but it seems I had to ask for an application pack by the end of March so I am probably too late. Anybody know if this is correct? I don't remember doing that before but it's possible that I did as I hate working on that website so it may have been forgotten in my stressed mood.
I asked for clarification from them but as usual I just got the automatic reply.
 

Suffolksucklers

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
I was about to apply for the above as I only have till the end of April to do it but it seems I had to ask for an application pack by the end of March so I am probably too late. Anybody know if this is correct? I don't remember doing that before but it's possible that I did as I hate working on that website so it may have been forgotten in my stressed mood.
I asked for clarification from them but as usual I just got the automatic reply.
Can you not do it online through rural payments? That's how I am doing ours
 

Raider112

Member
Can you not do it online through rural payments? That's how I am doing ours
Many thanks for the prompt, I tried again and managed to get it done. Not sure what I was doing wrong but I hate that DEFRA site. I saw a list of supporting evidence but couldn't for the life of me find it again when I needed it so hopefully they have all they need.
I owe you a drink next time you are in Cumbria.
Thanks again.
 

Suffolksucklers

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
I couldn't find that either, as far as I'm aware you just needed to send them maps showing where the options are going and if it's a hedge then another map (not sure if it can be on the same as one above) showing how it reduces run off /erosion or extends an existing hedge line / replaces a hedge that once existed.
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
Many thanks for the prompt, I tried again and managed to get it done. Not sure what I was doing wrong but I hate that DEFRA site. I saw a list of supporting evidence but couldn't for the life of me find it again when I needed it so hopefully they have all they need.
I owe you a drink next time you are in Cumbria.
Thanks again.
from memory I think you need maps and photos
 

Raider112

Member
I sent maps and photos last year but didn't think it said photos for this year but couldn't check to be certain. I took photos from their land maps which they were recommending but they were outline maps rather than the photos you see, hopefully that's enough for them.
 

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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