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Author Topic: NVZ's for dummies  (Read 1497 times)

pollygone

  • Joined Aug 2012
NVZ's for dummies
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:56:50 am »
I have had a letter from Defra telling me my area is shortly to become a NVZ area.  I have read all the help pages on the Defra website and am probably more confused than when I started  ;D Can anyone tell me the rules, in simple terms, how they will affect me.  I have sheep and donkeys at present, the sheep are never housed, donkeys muck I spread on fields (I understand no muck spreading between 15th October and 15th January)  but how on earth do I calculate the nitrogen going on my land and where do I record it? I fertilise lightly the hay fields only, use seaweed on some areas.  Don't import any muck at all.
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belgianblue

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: NVZ's for dummies
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 09:16:20 pm »
on the front of the farmers guardian today,
defra has annouced on tuesday about 9,400 farm holdings in england will be de-designated as nvzs from jan 2013, with 2,700 holdings being brought into new nvzs.

pollygone

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: NVZ's for dummies
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 08:06:57 am »
I saw that belgian blue, sadly my area (Staffordshire) appears to be one of the areas being designated as an NVZ.
Is there no one on here who is in an NVZ?

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: NVZ's for dummies
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 08:47:07 am »
I had that letter, but I don't actually own any holdings, I just graze them.


Basically it means there will be new guidelines about when you can spread and where you have to store your muck. If you were a dairy/beef farm and you didnt have one already, you may possibly have to build a slurry pit.

 

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