Grassland derogations for livestock manure in nitrate vulnerable zones.
Eligibility for a grassland derogation:
You can apply for a grassland derogation to use a higher limit of up to 250kg of nitrogen per hectare, if the nitrogen comes from grazing livestock manure.
Grazing livestock are:
- cattle (except for veal calves)
You cannot get permission to use more nitrogen from non-grazing livestock (veal calves, pigs or poultry) and must keep within the 170kg per hectare limit.
You can only apply for a derogation if at least 80% of the agricultural area of your holding is grass.
Grassland derogations for 2023
You must apply between 6 June and 4 July 2023.
For help and guidance on how to apply for a derogation please contact Alan Falshaw at Vickers and Barrass on 07425 186127 or firstname.lastname@example.org