SFI – Is it worth it for me?

Case Study 

103 ha mixed arable and beef farm 

74 ha arable land – maize, winter wheat, spring barley and oats. 

25 ha of permanent grassland 

Already in Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship with bird cover, pollen mix, over-wintered stubbles, grassland margins and hedgerow management.  Annual income £6,900. 

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Annual scheme income approx. £19K.  All options fit into the current farming system with no change in cropping or stock. 

Opportunity to add more rotational options in in year two if working well. 

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SFI – Is it worth it for me?
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