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Information correct as off January 1st 2022.
Farm Equipment Technical Fund - UK
Trailer mounted mobile sheep handling system capable of holding and handling a minimum of 250 sheep with the aim to allow farmers to handle sheep away from the main holding. The system must include a minimum of 20 hurdles to create a gathering pen, forcing pen and must include a minimum of two side pens. The system must include drafting and dosing race with the ability to fit a foot bath. The trailer must be integrated into the handling system and form part of the handling race. Trailers which are not integrated and could be used for other purposes are not eligible under this item. The integrated trailer must be road legal. The handling system must be of all metal construction. Wooden elements, for example, floors to the race or crush, gates or hurdles are not eligible under this item. All ferrous metalwork must be either galvanized or powder coated. Painted systems are not eligible.
Grant Amount: £3,100
Fixed sheep handling system that should be designed and erected to suit the requirements of the individual site. The system must have a combined capacity in the race, forcing pen, and gathering pen for holding a minimum of 100 adult sheep. To be eligible the system must consist of: a gathering pen, forcing pen, drafting and dosing race, minimum of two side pens and the ability to fit plastic footbath in the race. The handling system must be of all metal construction. Wooden elements, for example, floors to the race, gates or hurdles are not eligible under this item. All ferrous metal work to be either galvanized or powder coated. Painted systems are not eligible. To be eligible the system must be fixed to the ground.
Grant Amount: £1,600
Clamp style sheep handler for efficiently dagging, dosing and sorting sheep. If you are considering applying for funding on this item please note it cannot also form part of FETF69 ‘Mobile Sheep Handling Systems’.
Grant Amount: £960
Static / race reader, with Antenna and Bluetooth connection. Must be able to read HDX and FDX B tags. To be eligible under this item the reader must be permanently fixed to the sheep handling system. Portable readers are not eligible under this item.
Grant Amount: £531
Digital weighing device with the ability to record and display on screen individual animals’ weights, track the live weight gains and access recorded information on an individual animal, for example, breeding and movements. If the electronic weighing system relies on a mobile device to input, access and record this information the mobile device must be purchased as part of this Item. Must have the functionality to operate with EID readers and operate auto drafting systems. It must also have the ability to be connected to a computer or mobile device to download collected information. Weigh bars are not included in this item they are a separate item – see FETF79 ‘Weigh bars and weigh platforms for weighing livestock’ and FETF80 ‘Weigh bars or platform for animals less than 300 kg’.
Grant Amount: £348
Electronic load bars or electronic weigh platform to operate with digital weigh heads / readers for use with cattle crushes, or batch weighing sheep or pigs. Load bars must be heavy duty (HD) type load bars. The system must be capable of weighing up to 2000 kg (to allow for crush or weigh pen). Non electronic weighing systems are not eligible. Digital weigh heads / readers are a separate item see FETF78 ‘Individual Electronic Weigh System (all species)’.
Grant Amount: £440
Electronic load bars or electronic weigh platform to operate with digital weigh heads / readers for use with, sheep races, sheep crates or pig crates. Load bars must be heavy duty (HD) type load bars. The system must be capable of weighing up to 500 kg (to allow for weighing crate) Non electronic weighing systems are not eligible. Digital weigh heads / readers are a separate item see FETF78 ‘Individual Electronic Weigh System (all species)’.
Grant Amount: £270
EID handheld device with RFID technology for individual reading and recording of animals. The reader must have the ability to record information on breeding, births, weights, treatments and movements as a minimum. If the reader relies on a mobile device to input, access and record this information the mobile device must be purchased as part of this item. The reader must be capable of exporting data to a computer based software package for the active monitoring of livestock.
Grant Amount: £308
EID handheld device (stick reader) with RFID technology for individual reading of animals. Must be capable of scanning tags and storing tag data, with the ability to connect wirelessly to mobile phones or other devices. Must be able to read HDX and FDX B tags.
Grant Amount: £308
Targeted Agricultural Modernization Scheme (TAMS) - Ireland
TAMS II first opened in June 2015 and will run until December 2020. This scheme is co-funded by the EU and the national exchequer under the Rural Development Program (2014-2020) with a total allocation of over € 395m over its duration. TAMS II aims to provide farmers with grant aid to improve and/or build a specific range of farm buildings or purchase equipment that may benefit their farm businesses.
Welsh Farm Business Grant
Farmers in Wales will be eligible for funding worth £2m through the Welsh government’s Farm Business Grant.
The grant is available to those wanting to invest in new equipment and technology that will improve technical, financial and environmental performance.
Expressions of interest can be made from 1 September until 1 October.
If an applicant is successful in securing funding, they will then have four months to make the purchase and claim the funding.