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When considering the installation of badger proof fencing, you will need to think about whether this will have any impact on your ability to claim BPS (Basic Payment Scheme) payments on that area. Badger proofing an area of grassland does not automatically make that land ineligible for BPS, but you will need to consider the following:
However, even if the installation of badger proof fencing is likely to make a small area of your land ineligible for BPS, the BPS payment loss for an area of 0.1ha equates to only around £20 per year (less in the moorland region), compared to the average cost of a TB breakdown for a farmer of £11,000 in the High Risk Area and £10,000 in the Edge Area.
If you have any questions about how the installation of biosecurity measures may impact on your BPS payment, please contact RPA on 03000 200 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.