Find out about eligibility and requirements for the shepherding supplement.
£7 per hectare (ha)
Available for Higher Tier
Only on land where shepherding needs to be introduced, reintroduced or where significant changes to current practices are needed. It must be combined with one of the following options:
If successful there will be:
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
You should be aware that at the start of each claim year, a percentage of agreement holders will be asked to take and submit the following photographic records:
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.
Only use this supplement in areas where it has been agreed with Natural England that shepherding is needed to help improve the option land.
Use mineral licks or supplementary feed in agreed locations to help with stock management
Do not use this supplement where:
See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.