New Farming Investment Fund launched today

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
2020 price before steel rocketed
IAE, fixed handling setup (cattle) £13000 Bateman was more from memory.
Current grant total £3866
40% of the above £ 5200.
plus you need to factor in fitting it costs and concrete etc.
Can't justify the outlay on small Hill farm

Some machinery can be contacted in,so therefore not always efficient to own your own, whereas a purpose built fixed race would be.

Failed to see the efficiency in grant aiding something you can hire/contract in
 

redsloe

Member
Location
Cornwall
2020 price before steel rocketed
IAE, fixed handling setup (cattle) £13000 Bateman was more from memory.
Current grant total £3866
40% of the above £ 5200.
plus you need to factor in fitting it costs and concrete etc.
Can't justify the outlay on small Hill farm
A complete IAE fixed cattle handling system excluding crush that we put in in 2012 was 7.5k.......

DEFRA appear to be 10 years out....

Edit;
It was the best investment ever.
 

Stw88

Member
Location
Northumberland
20% free is better than nothing though?
Not really because if it wasn’t for these schemes the prices wouldn’t have been inflated by that much (before the steel price rise on top) and you could have bought the stuff straightforwardly without filling in forms and jumping through hoops. We bought alot of the items listed 4-5 years ago for way less than the price they are now with the help of a grant.
 

Stw88

Member
Location
Northumberland


Those links may help (y)

Been looking at a sward lifter that I've now discovered I can't get any money for cos I'm Welsh!
We’re the welsh not getting 50-60% grants on direct drills and sward lifters when we couldn’t in England? 🤔
 

Bullring

Member
Location
Cornwall
The prices given are what stuff was 2 years ago, god knows who advised them on their prices, 2 years ago I bought a hydraulic crush and they are only offering £500 more today than then, when the price of the crush has gone up £6500. Was interested in some bits but their prices are way out.
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
On underground irrigation: I wouldn't rule it out, but we'd need to talk about the details - I'd recommend you get in touch directly with RPA who will be able to help with that

The next 'improving farm productivity' round is expected to focus on automation and robotics, so it wouldn't cover grain stores. However we're also planning an 'adding value' round where this would likely be covered - further details will come on that as soon as they're ready. I'll share here when we publish that info too.
Grants should be paid for new silage pits so farmers can reduce plastic use on bales
 

Tim W

Member
Location
Wiltshire
Not really because if it wasn’t for these schemes the prices wouldn’t have been inflated by that much (before the steel price rise on top) and you could have bought the stuff straightforwardly without filling in forms and jumping through hoops. We bought alot of the items listed 4-5 years ago for way less than the price they are now with the help of a grant.
It's like all grants//subsidies /gifts
They are offered and you can accept or decline
Just be thankful someone offered (y)
 

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