The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) have announced that in 2023, grants to build new or refurbish existing calf housing will be made available for the beef and dairy sectors.
The grant aims to improve the health and welfare of calves (up to 6 months old) by providing a good ambient environment and facilitating social contact through pair or group housing.
You could get a 40% grant towards the cost of calf housing which:
provides good ventilation and protects calves from draughts
protects calves from getting too hot or too cold
has solid floors with adequate drainage and straw bedding
houses calves in pairs or groups
provides calf enrichment
meets environmental objectives, such as installation of solar panels
The grant will be competitive, so the RPA will prioritise calf housing projects that have the biggest impact on animal health and welfare and have considered innovation, productivity, and environmental outcomes.
If this grant is of interest, please get in touch and we will keep you informed as more information is released.
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