What is the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund?
The government’s Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF2023), provides grants to improve efficiency and production on your farm, whilst aiding the environment. This fund has two separate themes; Productivity and Slurry grant and Animal Health and Welfare.
To invest in our new herd-monitoring solution, Ingenuity, you can apply for the Productivity and Slurry grant, which can award you between £1,000, and £25,000 towards your technology investment.
The deadline for this grant is 4 April. Apply now to be successful in your application.
Why should you invest in Ingenuity?
Ingenuity is a herd-monitoring and management solution, designed to save you time and maximise your herd’s performance.
This technology provides insights on your herd’s behaviour and activity with the aim of improving fertility, health and well-being.
The system combines a customised and flexible blend of the latest innovation in herd-monitoring technology (collar or pedometer). These are insights, data and reports, LED cow locator, sort-gates, artificial Insemination (AI) Services, and our expertise, support & back-up.
Genus ABS customer, Adrian Pritchard, has had a great experience using Ingenuity. One key benefit he has found is the way he is able minimise antibiotic usage on farm. Now, he can check his cows easily, treating them as soon as a health alert shows in the system.
Specifically he said: “I am grateful that the system has allowed all my staff to easily and effectively use the alerts to improve overall herd health.”
More happy customers, Simon and Ben Davies, have called their Ingenuity system their ’24-hour herdsman’. They believe Ingenuity has enabled heats, locomotion issues and mastitis to be detected on their 170 cow milking herd.
Ben added: “It has enabled us to enjoy peace of mind when employing new staff and being away from the farm, giving us more freedom to concentrate on other things.”
How can you apply for the FETF grant?
To apply for this grant, please see the guidance noted on the government’s web page.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Ingenuity, fill out the form below and one of our representatives will be in touch. To find out more about the grants available, visit the government’s website.