Ground Cover Confinement Feeding

Funder:  NSW – Local Land Services

Grant Background: The ground cover incentive project will assist landholders to prevent degradation of natural resources by ensuring that adequate ground cover is maintained across their property during periods of drought and adverse seasonal conditions.

The project provides training and financial assistance to land managers to construct farm infrastructure (confinement feeding areas) that will improve grazing management and ground cover outcomes.

Confinement feeding areas are carefully selected spaces set up to hold, feed and water livestock at high stocking rates. These areas enable maintenance or improvement of ground cover levels and reduce environmental degradation.

Funding is available to contribute towards the construction of confinement feeding areas. The following activities can be funded: Water troughs, pipe and fittings, fencing materials, non-portable feeders, shade cloth shelters and trees (other infrastructure may be approved upon application and negotiation with LLS staff).

$ Available: Up to $5 000.00

Eligibility:  To be eligible:

  • Your property must be at least 200ha.
  • Mixed farming enterprises must have a minimum area of 200ha of permanent pasture.
  • All participants must be up to date with LLS rates and any other financial and contractual obligations

Key Dates: Closes on 28 August 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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