The second round of funding for the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme is open to applicants, with funding now available towards our MooMonitor+ activity monitoring collars.
How much is available?
Farm businesses have eight weeks to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 for investment in new and innovative technology, with the funding able to support up to 40 per cent of the eligible cost of an item.
Last year’s fund awarded £15 million to successful applicants, with the same amount available this year.
What are the the grants for?
All grants have been identified following consultation with industry groups and suppliers as helping achieve improvements in either:
- Technical efficiency
- Animal health and welfare
- Resource efficiency or nutrient management
Who can apply?
Farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors)
How do I apply?
Visit GOV.UK or visit www.cpsmall.org.uk to see if you are eligible.
The closing date for applications is September 3.
Heat Detection Systems available
SG15 Heat Detection System - Base Unit Automated system for the heat detection in cows based on motion detection. £3,825
SG16 Heat Detection System - Collar or Ankle Band Automated system for the heat detection in cows. Neck collars or ankle bands to measure motion associated with oestrous behaviour. Cost is per neck collar/ankle band. £98
The MooMonitor+ collar is worn around the cow's neck, which detects individual cow heats and health events with ease through advanced data analysis. It monitors cows on a daily basis and identifies specific types of behaviour such as feeding, rumination, resting time and different types of activity intensity. These features can aid in detecting heats, monitoring feeding and rumination patters, monitoring cow welfare and managing the health status of the farm.
- Increase heat detection rates
- Reduce calving intervals
- Increase milk yield
- Early detection of illnesses
- Longest range available on the market today
- Battery life of up to 10 years
Make an investment at a significantly lower cost, and improve your production efficiency today with MooMonitor+.
Call one of our friendly team on 0800 783 7258 or speak to your Cogent Genetics Consultant for more information.