At Bayer, we believe that taking care of the well-being of animals is the right thing to do and that it goes hand-in-hand with the health of animals.
Every day, we witness the remarkable commitment livestock professionals have in ensuring that their animals are healthy and well cared for. But we also see the challenges they face. This is why Bayer is committed to support them in their efforts to advance animal well-being.
We also believe that advancing the well-being of animals requires collaboration, commitment and support, as farming practices evolve to meet the demands of a changing world.
In collaboration with the World Farmers' Organisation we are looking for livestock professionals around the world who are innovating in cattle well-being and husbandry.
What is Care4Cattle?
Care4Cattle is another meaningful example of Bayer’s strong commitment to advancing animal well-being around the world. It is a global grant that provides the tools and resources for innovators in cattle well-being and allows Bayer to offer direct and targeted support for farmers and veterinarians. With the Care4Cattle grant we want to help facilitate the initiation or continuation of innovative and practice-oriented ways to advance dairy and beef cattle well-being on the farm.
Total Care4Cattle funding: €30,000
Out of the received submissions a panel of independent animal well-being experts from academia and the public sector, as well as representatives of the World Farmers’ Organisation and Bayer will select the projects that will receive funding and the respective grant volume.
Who should apply?
We are looking for livestock professionals around the world who are passionate about advancing cattle well-being and have a concrete idea for new or better ways to further improve on-farm practices. Applications are welcomed from:
- Farmers and farm animal keepers
- Practising veterinarians working closely with farmers to implement well-being advancements
- Graduate students and researchers in veterinary medicine, animal or agricultural science who engage with farmers in their research on cattle well-being
Because advancing well-being
benefits the animals and benefits the farm.
The submission phase for the Care4Cattle grant initiative has ended. The selection committee is currently reviewing the submissions received.
Care4Cattle grant recipients will be announced in September.
To those who sent in a submission, thank you for your participation!
Learn more about Bayer's commitment to advancing animal well-being here.
- The application for the grant is open to individuals who have a clear and practical connection to cattle farming – farmers, farm animal keepers, practicing veterinarians, researchers or graduate students in veterinary, animal or agricultural science.
- By submitting a project, applicants warrant that he/she is sole owner of any ideas/proposals and that submissions are made in line with applicable laws the applicant is subject to.
- By submitting a project, applicants warrant that he/she owns all proprietary rights, in particular copyrights relating to any images or videos submitted in the context of the application. Applicants further agree to allow Bayer Animal Health GmbH and its affiliates (“Bayer”), the World Farmers’ Organisation, appointed associates and partner organisations to reproduce, publish and use project related material and information, including but not limited to such material mentioned in clause 5 below (altogether “Material”) for internal and external publications (all media types) of Bayer, in particular advertising material issued by Bayer and communications activities around Care4Cattle and advancing animal well-being for an unlimited period and in an unlimited geographical area. Use of the Material on social networking websites such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter etc. is permitted. Bayer is allowed to grant sublicenses necessary to publish there. Finalists and grant recipients must be willing to produce a short video on their project for promotional purposes. Furthermore, finalists and grant recipients must be available and willing to attend a presentation ceremony and participate in other recognition activities, which include but not limited to interviews, articles, webinars, events, social media and press releases. Accordingly, applicants acknowledge and agree that projects submitted by them may become public and open to third parties.
- The project selection criteria will include: relevance and feasibility in practice, innovation, impact on cattle well-being, economic viability and added value to farming operations.
- Applicants are required to submit a project proposal via the online submission form with a clearly defined scope, progress milestones and anticipated outcomes and impact. Furthermore, applicants are required to submit at least one picture related to the project and add a letter of motivation.
- The proposed project is either ongoing or must commence in 2018.
- Bayer employees, their spouses and persons related to them in a first degree direct line or related to them directly collaterallyare not eligible to apply for the grant.
- What is the Care4Cattle Grant? Care4Cattle is a global Bayer initiative that aims to support innovative-thinking livestock professionals by helping facilitate the initiation or continuation of practice-oriented ways to advance dairy and beef cattle well-being on farm level with a total of €30,000 in grant funding. The Care4Cattle initiative is part of Bayer’s commitment to advance animal well-being globally. It is supported by the World Farmers’ Organisation.
- How will the grant winners be selected? The grant winners as well as the funding amount will be determined by a jury. The jury consists of independent animal well-being experts from academia and the public sector, as well as of representatives of the World Farmers’ Organisation and Bayer.
- What will the winners receive? The total volume of the Care4Cattle grant is €30,000. The jury will determine the grant funding allocated for each of the selected projects. Additionally, successful candidates can benefit from the knowledge, links and networks of the World Farmers’ Organisation and the expertise held within Animal Health at Bayer.
- Who is eligible to apply? The application for the grant is open to individuals aged 18 and above who have a clear and practical connection to cattle farming – farmers, farm animal keepers, practicing veterinarians, researchers or graduate students in veterinary, animal or agricultural science. Bayer employees and their family members are excluded. Please refer to the Care4Cattle terms and conditions for more details.
- What is the deadline for submissions? Applicants can send in their submissions at http://go.bayer.com/Care4Cattle until 25 June 2018.
- Do applicants retain the intellectual rights to the submitted project? Yes, the applicant retains all proprietary rights, in particular copyrights relating to any images or videos submitted in the context of the application. However, by submitting a project proposal, applicants agree to allow Bayer, the World Farmers’ Organisation, appointed associates and partner organisations to reproduce, publish and use project related material and information.
- Can applicants submit more than one project? Applicants may submit as many projects as they wish.
- What will the jury look for in a project? The Care4Cattle jury will assess submissions based on their innovative approach, impact on cattle well-being, on-farm practicality, economic viability, as well as added value to farming operations. Projects submitted must be already in the process of implementation or about to commence in 2018, with clearly defined project milestones.
- What language(s) are accepted for submission? Submissions in English are preferred. However, we can also consider submissions in other languages if necessary. Please reach out to your local Bayer or World Farmers’ Organisation representative if you need assistance.
- When will the grant recipients be announced? What happens after that? The grant recipients will be announced in quarter three of 2018. Bayer will equip selected projects with grant support and follow-up with them on implementation milestones.
- The Care4Cattle grant is a Bayer grant supported by the World Farmers’ Organisation.
- Bayer facilitates the selection process of the grant and finances the projects exclusively.
- The jury takes an independent and transparent decision which projects will receive funding.
- The jury will consist of independent animal well-being experts from academia, and the public sector as well representatives of the World Farmers’ Organisation and Bayer.
- If no candidate meets the requisites of the Care4Cattle grant Bayer reserves the right not to grant the award at any stage.
- The grant may be disbursed by Bayer to the respective projects according to progress milestones.
- Applicants must be legal adults in the applicant’s home country for which the participant holds a valid passport or permanent residency.
- Bayer’s Care4Cattle initiative does not commit Bayer to award a grant or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a request.
- Bayer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications received as a result of the initiative or to cancel in part or in its entirety this initiative at any time without prior notification or permission.
- By submitting a project, applicants warrant that he/she is aware that the provided information will be regarded as, and deemed to be, non-confidential, and that Bayer shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information.
- In addition, applicants consent to the storage and processing of personal data as provided in this application by Bayer and the Care4Cattle jury for the purpose of evaluating this project.
- Applicants warrant that, to the best of their knowledge, their project is unique and there is nothing similar already implemented.
- The application must be submitted via Bayer online submission form: http://go.bayer.com/Care4Cattle.
- Sponsoring under the Care4Cattle initiative is solely aimed at advancing animal well-being and bears no link whatsoever to the use, prescription or delivery of Bayer products.