South West Layers and Game Birds Initiative
A RDPE initiative delivered by the Rural Business School
The South West Layers and Game Bird Initiative offers funding for training events, technical conferences and flock health improvement activities for egg producers and Game Bird keepers throughout the south west .
The Rural Business School at Duchy College drives this unique three year project which is funded through the South West Health Livestock Initiative (SWHLI), part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
The project, which has been formulated in close association with the West Country Layers Association (WCLA), is a coordinated, structured and inclusive programme of animal health and welfare knowledge exchange and training support for the benefit of egg producers and game bird keepers across South West England.
What can we do?
- Poultry (Layers and game) health and welfare knowledge transfer and skills training
- Poultry (Layers and game) health planning discussion group activity
- Proactive disease testing
- An on-line project forum and web based knowledge transfer
This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas. SW Layers and Game Bird Initiative is a Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), delivered by Duchy College with Defra as the managing authority. For more information please visit the EU Commission’s Rural Development website.
* Eligibility rules apply to qualify for funding