NVZ record keeping in 2011 was the 6th most frequent cause for cross compliance failure with 72 breaches recorded.
Farmers were fined between 1 and 5% of their SFP for incomplete or irreconcilable records.
Specific details of breaches include:
- Failure to adhere to the requirements for keeping records of applications of Nitrogen.
- Failure to provide enough information within records for inspectors to make a full assessment of the use of Nitrogen on the farm with no records produced at all in some cases.
- Failure to produce records of manure storage calculation, nutrient management plan and/or risk map.
While these figures are disapointing, there has been significant progress since 2010 when NVZ record keeping breaches were the 3rd most frequest cause for cross compliance failure.
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