Equine knowledge transfer programme gets underway
Owners of equine-registered premises are being encouraged to register their name for the Knowledge Transfer programme which is expected to get underway in the coming months.
Launched earlier this year by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney as part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, the scheme will see funding of €100m divided amongst 27,000 participating farmers over a three-year period.
The inclusion of equine groups in the Knowledge Transfer programme presents a fantastic opportunity for breeders to share information and improve their enterprise. This programme could provide a significant step forward in supporting the industry with the potential to make a real difference in the sector.
The objectives of the programme are to assist the development and transfer of knowledge on key aspects of enterprises' including profitability, breeding and animal health measures in relation to sport horse production, in addition to raising awareness of issues relating to Health and Safety and Farm Progression.
The programme focuses on:
Profitability and financial Management
Grassland management and sustainability
Animal health measures