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Countryside Stewardship: Wildlife Offers at a glance
Countryside Stewardship: Wildlife Offers and the Mixed Farming Offer
Here is a round-up of the Wildlife offers now available. These are Offers to help farmers and land managers protect wildlife and preserve the natural environment.
You can choose from the following:
- Arable Offer
- Lowland Offer
- Mixed Farming Offer
- Upland Offer
The Offers group selected management options together to benefit birds, pollinators and other farm wildlife to thrive and breed successfully.
The Benefits for Wildlife will be:
- Sources of nectar and pollen for insect pollinators
- Winter food for seed-eating birds
- Improved habitats, especially for farmland birds and pollinators.
These Offers are non-competitive and as long as the base requirements are achieved in the application process you will be awarded an agreement
Let’s take a look more closely at the Mixed Farming Offer:
- 26 options available
- Divided into 3 categories
- A minimum of 2 options, 1 from category 1 and 1 from category 2, with additional options from category 3
Category 1, options-select at least 1, minimum of 1% of the farmed land within the agreement-no maximum
Category 2, AB9 option must be selected, 2% of farmed land within the agreement-no maximum
Category 3, 22 additional options, no minimum or maximum
Payment rates from £30/ha to £640/ha
Management of hedgerows £8 per 100 metres
Maintenance of weatherproof traditional farm buildings £3.25 per m2
To understand how the Mixed Farming Offer would work on your farm please contact Alan Falshaw Farm Business Consultant at Vickers & Barrass on 07425 186127
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