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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