Farming & Forestry Improvement Grants


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As of the 4th April 2014 applications for the 2014 FFIS grants are now closed.

On 04th February 2014 the third round of applications opened for the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS).


The FFIS scheme forms part of the Rural Development Program for England (RDPE) and allows; Farmers (Dairy Cow, Suckler Beef, Beef Finishing, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Poultry and Arable), Farm Contractors, Foresters, Woodland Owners and Horticultural Businesses to apply for grants towards efficiency savings.


Grants are available for projects relating to; Energy Efficiency, Nutrient Management, Water Resource Management, Animal Health & Welfare, and Forestry. With grants ranging from £2,500 up to £35,000 and covering between 15%-50% of the overall cost of equipment.


Applications are open until 04th April 2014 and will be assessed upon submission of the FFIS Application Form (link). The final decision regarding acceptance of projects and amounts payable lies with the Defra RDPE Delivery Team.


Equipment within the Ritchey™ range which may be eligible as part of Animal Welfare projects includes;

-          Prattley Animal Management Systems such as; Mobile Yards, Weigh Crates, Electric Drafters and Cattle Crushes.

-          Tru-Test Electronic Weighing Equipment such as; Weigh Scale Indicators, Load Bars, Panel Readers and Stick Readers.


This proves a great opportunity to greatly reduce the financial outlay required to invest in new equipment, which will improve efficiency, profitability, impact on the environment and the wellbeing of livestock.


For full details of the application process, funding available, the FFIS Handbook and application form please refer to the RDPE website here...


Prattley and Tru-Test are a perfect match with Ritchey EID Livestock Tags to form a Complete Stock Management Solution, to see the complete range click here…


Or for further information speak to our friendly customer service team on 01765 689541

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