Sward Repair

With the recent wet and snowy weather behind us now (hopefully), attention needs to focus on repairing damaged swards.  Damaged swards can produce >20% less dry matter in a year compared to a sward in good health.  Repairing may require a full reseed, but often over seeding or direct drilling can be just as effective. […]

Fresh Start

No, this is not a new energy drink or breakfast cereal, it is an initiative that has been set up to help put land owners, who no longer want to actively farm, together with farmers or new entrants who want to start farming.  The aim is to act as a “dating agency” for both sides […]

Land Values

The recent survey of land values, both rental and purchase, undertaken by RICS and RAU makes some interesting reading for both tenants and landlords, and buyers and sellers. On the sales side the report gives two figures.  The transaction based figures, based on actual land sold shows prices dropping with the average sitting at £10,257 […]

Can You Work 20 Hours Per Annum Per Cow?

Do you know how many hours you work in a year?  How does this compare to your peers?  Is your work rate good or bad, efficient or not?  These are key questions you should be asking yourself when assessing your business and its efficiency.  With increasing demands on business owners, time not just from within […]