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Rural Development Contracts - Land Managers Options

The Land Managers Options Scheme closed to new applications from 2014.

We will continue to honour existing commitments until these end.

For 2016, the deadline for submitting continuing applications is Monday, 16 May.

The ‘What’s New’ page will continue to highlight changes for the Scheme year, and should be read prior to adding your LMO data to your SAF.

All guidance/helpful information/forms have also be added to this page to allow easy access.

You can continue to access the links contained within the guidance booklet.

There will also continue to be the ‘What’s New’ page.  This will be used to highlight any changes that may affect your application for the year in question.

Guidance and helpful information:

New Guidance Booklet

Claim Guidance for Capital and Animal Welfare Options

Links specific to the Animal Welfare Management Programme:

Guidance issued to land managers in April 2009, updated as appicable.

Confirmation of annual review form. In years 2 - 5 of your 5 year commitment, you must submit this form with your claim for payment, signed and dated by you and your vet. It confirms that an annual review with your vet was carried out by 1 December.

FAQs - we will update this page on an on-going basis.

EU Welfare Quality Project (2 page summary) - when reviewing your current livestock welfare status we advise that you should assess it against the principles and criteria of the EU Welfare Quality Project. These are listed in the guidance but you may also be interested in reading the 2 page summary.

Accredited vet list - a list of veterinary practices whose individual vets have attended an induction course and are therefore accredited for the production and review of Animal Welfare Management Plans.

Animal Welfare Monitoring and Benchmarking System- guidance on using the benchmarking system is available on the website.

The Scottish Animal Health Planning System (SAHPS) has been funded by the Scottish Government and created by SAC to support vets and producers involved with this option. The system can be used free of charge by AWMP accredited vets and their farm clients, though its use is not an option requirement.

Breaches Guidance post 2015

Further information for succession cases can be found by clicking here.


SAF 2016

Supporting Documentation Form

Animal Welfare Management Programme – Confirmation of Annual Review Form

Older Guidance:

Land Managers Options Notes for Guidance 2008

Breaches Guidance Note pre 2015