Muck storage

Hjcarter

Member
I'm in a NVZ. I have no stock but take in muck from a number of the local horsey folks which I compost before spreading under our apple trees.

I'm thinking of putting a concrete pad down with three bays to hold the muck whilst composting it.

Are there any grants for this???
 
Location
East Mids
I'm in a NVZ. I have no stock but take in muck from a number of the local horsey folks which I compost before spreading under our apple trees.

I'm thinking of putting a concrete pad down with three bays to hold the muck whilst composting it.

Are there any grants for this???
I think if you put a concrete pad down you then have to have a collection tank for any liquid that comes off it (eg from rain seeping through the heap).
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I'm in a NVZ. I have no stock but take in muck from a number of the local horsey folks which I compost before spreading under our apple trees.

I'm thinking of putting a concrete pad down with three bays to hold the muck whilst composting it.

Are there any grants for this???
Probably yes under catchment sensitive farming but i expect they would want you to build a muck store with a roof!
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Probably yes under catchment sensitive farming but i expect they would want you to build a muck store with a roof!
I believe the rules have changed since I looked at such a project. I declined, when I realised that if I had an inspection over the following 10 years and anything other than muck was under the canopy, I'd have to repay all the grant monies and a possible penalty.

Read the fine print!!!!!
 

Suffolksucklers

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
I believe the rules have changed since I looked at such a project. I declined, when I realised that if I had an inspection over the following 10 years and anything other than muck was under the canopy, I'd have to repay all the grant monies and a possible penalty.

Read the fine print!!!!!
Surely that's fair enough, if they've paid for a muck store then that's all it should be used for. Ten years goes quick though.... We've just repurposed a building that was grant aided for a feeding area
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Surely that's fair enough, if they've paid for a muck store then that's all it should be used for. Ten years goes quick though.... We've just repurposed a building that was grant aided for a feeding area
My question was based on the store being used for 2-3 wet months of the year, before spreading in Spring.

It would be unsused 3/4 of the year...
 

Suffolksucklers

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
My question was based on the store being used for 2-3 wet months of the year, before spreading in Spring.

It would be unsused 3/4 of the year...
I can see what you are saying but I suppose that's the sacrifice for having some financial help towards it. After ten years you do have a building you can do as you wish with
 

casper74

Member
Location
North Yorkshire
Well first your farm has to be inside a Catchment Sensitive Area. Then contact the CSFO (Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer) to discuss and go from there


I'm in a catchment sensitive area, the CSFO says I don't qualify for Concrete yard renewal, or covered muck store, or rainwater harvesting off cattle sheds, as too far from a watercourse or drain!!!
Then i'm told I can't spread fym in autumn as it leaches into the river!!
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
I'm in a catchment sensitive area, the CSFO says I don't qualify for Concrete yard renewal, or covered muck store, or rainwater harvesting off cattle sheds, as too far from a watercourse or drain!!!
Then i'm told I can't spread fym in autumn as it leaches into the river!!
How far are you from a watercourse ?
 

benny6910

Member
Arable Farmer
I'm in a catchment sensitive area, the CSFO says I don't qualify for Concrete yard renewal, or covered muck store, or rainwater harvesting off cattle sheds, as too far from a watercourse or drain!!!
Then i'm told I can't spread fym in autumn as it leaches into the river!!
Unfortunately if the csfo say you don’t qualify then you won’t get anything. I got some concrete as I’m in a high risk sediment area but I asked for a sprayer shed/ filling area and there isn’t any money for in my area.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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