Collaboration & Impact Groups




  • Collaborative Ventures
  • Publications
  • Impact Groups
  • Collaborative farm Ventures


This module will focus on two different aspects: Collaborative Ventures and Impact Groups.


Collaborative Ventures

Support is provided for individuals who wish to explore the potential benefits of working together through collaborative ventures.

A series of open meetings are held throughout Wales focusing on the different types of Collaborative Ventures that are available to Welsh dairy farmers.

The meetings will see experts in the field providing information on the general outlook for current collaborative ventures such as contract rearing, contract farming, share milking, partnerships, crop growing and farm business tenancy agreements.

Farmers who show an interest at the open meeting will then have the opportunity to visit a working farm where a collaborative venture is in operation so farmers will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a farmer perspective.

Following the farm visit a workshop will be arranged to provide farmers with further guidance on certain legal, tax, regulatory and management issues that arise, when undertaking a collaborative venture.

A series of booklets and case study factsheets are available to farmers showcasing the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative ventures as well as the different types of contract agreements that are available.

To register for a workshop or for more information please contact Dafydd Thomas on 01554 748592 or by email

For dates of forthcoming collaboration events please click here.



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These impact groups aim to address issues within the supply chain.

The groups will deal with issues such as:

1. Somatic cell count
2. A specific milk tanker run that requires high protein milk for specific dairy products
3. A specific disease problem such as Johne’s disease or lameness.

This support is available to Welsh dairy farmers throughout Wales. Within the module there is support and assistance available annually for 12 impact groups and they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Once a topic has been agreed an impact group will be established. Once established, the groups will be entitled to support; be it for speakers, demonstration projects or case study visits.

Group meetings can vary between informative theoretical meetings with expert speakers or on farm practical sessions.

For more information regarding impact group opportunities contact Dafydd Thomas on 01554 748 589 / 07772 211 381 or via email: