Now that the AHWP has been up and running for several months, we have had several farms go through the process and access the available funding.
A quick reminder of what the AHWP is:
It is open to keepers of:
- 11 or more beef cattle
- 11 or more dairy cattle
- 21 or more sheep
The funding available depends on the species present:
- £436 for a sheep review
- £522 for a beef cattle review
- £372 for a dairy cattle review
There is a minimum amount of disease testing that must take place to access the funding
- BVD for cattle
- Worm testing (and wormer resistance testing if appropriate) for sheep
The left-over funding after testing has been completed can be used towards improving animal health and welfare through improved biosecurity or measures to reduce medicine usage.
For people applying for APHA capital grants for equipment, having an AHWP review that mentions the need for equipment related to health and welfare may increase the chance of a successful application.
A link to the AHWP application process can be found below:
A link to the grant website can be found below: