FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE worth 5000 is being offered to groups of six to 15 milk producers to tackle a management issue and improve efficiency.

MDC’s new K4K Extra scheme is initially looking to provide three groups with 5000 each, but it hopes to extend the scheme next year.

It will build on the success of the 1000 for 1000 Cows (K4K) scheme, but will allow a much larger issue to be tackled, say MDC’s Brian Lindsay.


“The idea for K4K Extra was borne out of feedback on K4K projects. People didn’t want to stop there, they wanted to take the project and group further.”

Successful applications will have improved milk production efficiency as one of its top priorities, he adds.

The closing date for applications is Jan 28 and forms are available from MDC (01285 646 506; fax 01285 646 501).