The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) 2024 includes 3 grants to help you buy equipment or technology to improve productivity, manage slurry and improve animal health and welfare.  As from 20 March you can apply for a grant for equipment to improve animal health and welfare.  The application window will be open until 12 noon on 1 May 2024.  The Rural Payments Agency will pay you a grant amount of 50% towards either:

  • the average cost of the item – if an item costs you the same or more than the expected average cost in this list
  • the actual cost you pay for the item– if an item costs you less than the average cost in this list

Defra developed the list of equipment with farmers, vets and other experts. There are over 130 items on the list and 29 are new for this round. You’ll see a range of items: from mobile cattle handling systems to enclosed piglet creeps to poultry perches. If you’re a livestock farmer, it’s worth taking a look.

Visit this page for further information and for the link to the list of equipment covered by the fund.