Updated: Feb 15
The Welsh Small Grant Efficiency Scheme is specifically aimed at supporting farmers to produce food in a sustainable way, whilst taking proactive action to respond to the climate emergency and to help reverse the decline in biodiversity.
It focuses on providing capital funding to help farmers in Wales to improve the technical, financial and environmental performance of their farm businesses.
The objectives are to:
· increase on-farm investment
· increase technical performance
· increase on-farm production efficiencies
· increase on-farm resource efficiencies
· enhance the use of technology to improve management decisions.
For qualifying products and solutions, the scheme supports capital investments in equipment and technology that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to your farm business.
Datamars Livestock firmly believe in the value that technology can deliver on farm – in fact, we make it the core of our business to ensure our solutions work better, together.
As such we are 100% behind the Welsh Small Grant Efficiency scheme, making sure that our team are fully informed about the benefits it can offer you and your farm business.
To help identify which Datamars Livestock products are eligible, and what exact benefit is available to you we have produce the below product/solution overview, along with a referenced value available from the grant.
Std Cost (ex VAT)
Electronic Weigh System
Digital weighing device with the ability to:
Weigh Bars / Platforms
Weigh Bars / Platforms, comprising:
Standalone equipment which automatically weighs cattle comprising of:
EID hand held device.
Handheld EID reader comprising:
EID panel reader for sheep identification
EID panel reader for sheep identification, consists of;
Pasture Plate Meter (Handheld)
A handheld device to assess grass cover by measuring total height and the number of measures.
Electric fencing equipment, comprising of a minimum of:
50 x Temporary fencing stakes
3 x Reels / spools for wire
1 x reel end post (to hold minimum 3 reels)
3 x insulated gate handles / end assemblies
1200m Electric fence wire, braided wire or polywire
Electric Fencing Energiser
Solar Powered Electric fencing Energiser with integrated solar panel and battery.
Heat Detection System - Base Unit
Heat detection base unit, comprising:
Heat Detection System - ear tags, neck
Automated system for the heat detection in cows; to measure motion associated with oestrous behaviour, comprising of: Individual neck collars, ear tags, ankle band with transponder, or bolus
Naturally there are eligibility criteria, along with aspects like maximum grant rate and maximum grant threshold, to consider when making your decision.
But do not worry, contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members today and we can talk you through all the details – in plain English.