New entrants to the sheep farming industry can now benefit from a scheme to provide cash flow support. British Wool has introduced an initiative that will provide eligible producers with upfront payments worth 100% of their annual clip value for the first two years of the scheme. Thereafter, producers will move towards standard payments over a six year period before they align with the standard payment scheme. Successful applicants will also receive a priority wool intake and grading service through British Wool’s nationwide depot network. Eligible producers should have kept sheep for fewer than five years and must not have previously been registered with British Wool.