Fully funded clinics with farm buildings’ specialists, covering such items as how to design a layout to optimise animal health and performance, are being offered to farmers in Wales under a Welsh government and EU-backed scheme.
The advisory offer covers two-hour clinics with specialists on either farm buildings or farm infrastructure, organised by Farming Connect.
“Farmers can consider their existing or new farm buildings, in relation to ventilation and lighting requirements; feeding systems; and building design and layout to optimise animal health and performance,” said the Welsh government’s Gwlad newsletter, which alerts farmers in Wales to a wide range of support programmes and offers.
“Alternatively, farmers may want to discuss farm infrastructure in terms of silage and slurry storage and management, and separating clean and dirty water to ensure farm cross compliance.”
Farming Connect is funded through the rural development plan for Wales 2007-2013, which is financed jointly by the Welsh government and the EU.
All Farming Connect services are fully funded, covering the following areas of support for eligible businesses:
- Consider new ideas and more efficient ways of working.
- Reduce outputs and increase efficiency.
- Identify areas for improvement and find solutions to problems.
- Access subsidised training for practical and regulation-linked courses.
- Keep up to date with industry developments and benchmark your performance.
- Share best practice and benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other farmers and industry experts.