dairy cattle

Applications for the above scheme are now open, with a fund value of £8.5 million, with this fund being for England only, and designed to provide a one off payment to eligible farmers.

If your total milk deliveries in the reference period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 were upto and including one million litres (or equivalent kilograms), and you are still milking, you are eligible to apply to the scheme.

The application form can be found at


Guidance notes can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/small-dairy-farmers-scheme

It is suggested that the form is completed and emailed to smalldairyfarmersscheme@rpa.gsi.gov.uk, and we suggest that if you qualify, you should apply as soon as possible.

For further help, or if you require clarification, then please don’t hesitate in contacting Will Robinson at our Carlisle office 01228 534371 or email wr@saint.co.uk or call his mobile 07475 470132.