RPA seeks producers to help develop slurry treatment scheme

As part of preparations to launch a ‘slurry treatment’ grant scheme later this year, the RPA is looking for livestock farmers on slurry-based systems to provide input to the development of an online service.

The online service will be the first stage in submitting a grant application under the Farming Transformation Fund. It will ask a series of questions to tell the user if their proposed project is eligible, and if so how well it fits with the scheme priorities.

Although the design of the scheme isn’t entirely finalised, it will be similar to part of the Countryside Productivity ‘Improving Farm Productivity’ scheme, the competitive grant scheme under which producers can apply for grants of 40% towards the cost of slurry treatment systems to improve the nutrient value of slurry and reduce ammonia emissions.

To help develop the online service and scheme, RPA is looking for volunteers to speak to its development team.

“If you could spare an hour to do so that would be really appreciated and will help make the scheme and application process as simple as possible,” the RPA’s David Sillett said.

If you are interested in taking part, please email [email protected]

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