Find out about eligibility and requirements for the native breeds at risk supplement.
£94 per hectare (ha).
Available for Higher Tier
Only on land in combination with a land management option. The species and breed used for grazing must be confirmed in writing by Natural England as being appropriate for achieving the option’s aims.
Native breed at risk (NBAR) grazing livestock must be used that are either:
It is for the conservation of genetic diversity in native breeds at risk.
The number of NBAR stock on the farm will increase or be maintained as agreed. This makes sure that the breeds will not become extinct in England.
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
Applicants will need to send a stocking calendar agreed with Natural England with their application.
Records are also needed of the unique individual permanent NBAR breed identification numbers for each eligible animal that independently verify that each animal is:
These NBAR breed identification numbers for each eligible animal can be either:
Applicants will have to submit breed registration records and proof of animal provenance, parentage and availability for each animal.
The detailed requirements for this supplement will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.
This supplement can be located on the same area as the following supplements:
The following section gives advice on carrying out this supplement successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this supplement.
The UK NBAR list shows the eligible breeds. Information on suitable breeds for different types of grassland and how to manage them is available at the Grazing Animals Project.
On farms with mainstream breeds as well as NBAR livestock payment will be limited to an area of land sufficient to maintain the eligible NBAR livestock.
See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
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