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Small Dairy Farmers Scheme - Open for Applications

The Small Dairy Farmers Scheme is now open for applications. Closing date 31 May 2017

A fund of approximately £8.5 million has been made available to support small dairy farmers in England. The scheme will provide a one off payment to eligible farmers who choose to apply.

You can apply for this scheme if both of the following apply:

  • you had an annual cows’ milk production of up to 1,000,000 litres (during the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

  • you are still active in cows’ milk production.

Applications must be received by the RPA by 31st May 2017 at the latest.

If you would like to apply, you can do so at If you need any help preparing the application please get in touch with Sam as soon as possible.

Please note Sam will be away from 11th May – 30th May, so if you would like some assistance with this please contact him before the end of April.

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