Dairy cows© Tim Scrivener

An interest-free finance scheme has been set up to help livestock farmers invest in equipment.

It is hoped the two-year scheme will help farmers achieve better livestock performance by investing in accurate handling and weighing equipment.

See also: Business grants

The finance offer is only available for Prattley, Alligator and Tru Test equipment.

Commenting on the scheme, Mark Lawrence from Allflex UK said: “Many farmers recognise the value of accurate weighing and the improved returns that can result from marketing stock at the right time and at optimum weights and specifications.

“However, investing outright in the right combination of equipment can sometimes appear daunting.”

He hoped the finance scheme would make equipment more accessible to producers looking to invest for the long term with a view to improving efficiency and maximising returns.

Farmers can apply by calling 01207 523 150.