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Thousands apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

News 14th February 2018 | By: Roger Allen

DAERA announced today (14th February 2018) that 2,996 applications have been received from farmers and growers to Tranche 2 of Tier 1 of Farm Business Improvement Scheme–Capital (FBIS-C), which closed for applications on Friday 2 February 2018. All the applications received are now being assessed against the scheme’s eligibility requirements. Eligible applications will be ranked according to the scheme’s selection criteria and Letters of Offer will be issued to the highest scoring applications, subject to confirmation of budget availability. To read this article in full click here  

Extension until 10th March for Tier 2

News 3rd February 2017 | By: gcdtech

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is giving farmers and growers more time to submit Tier 2 applications for the Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital.

Recognising that Tier 2 applications will be for larger-scale transformational projects that require some time and commitment to complete, the closing date for Tier 2 applications has been extended to 4.00pm on 10 March 2017.
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Countryside Services awarded the FBIS contract

News 4th November 2016 | By: gcdtech

Countryside Services are responsible for the delivery of a range of service contracts targeting support to rural businesses including the FBIS. FBIS is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector. FBIS is an important part of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 to 2020 and is being rolled out in a phased way. The first phase of the FBIS is already underway with the launch of Business Development Groups and Farm Family Key Skills, which will make advice and support available to help farmers clearly identify their needs and make the right decisions about developing their business. The FBIS Capital Scheme opened on 31 October 2016.

Are you geared up for the new BVD testing arrangements?

BVD 1st March 2016 | By: gcdtech

BVD testing became mandatory in Northern Ireland on Tuesday March 1st. Earlier this week, Farming life’s Richard Halleron called in with Countryside Services Ltd’s customer service and production manager, Ruth Potter, to find out what exactly will be required of farmers, once the new scheme goes green. Read More

BVD scourge can affect Cattle Of All Ages

BVD 8th February 2016 | By: gcdtech

Veterinary experience at Orchard Vet Centre, Armagh has highlighted how BVD can affect animals of all ages, and the practice welcomes the compulsory BVD tissue tagging which is being introduced from 1st March. Read More