Business Briefing March 2017

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter for March 2017.  In this issue you will find useful banking information, details about your 2017 BPS application, staff training, spring grazing, choosing suitable maize variety and much more. Banking Special Measures Success – Phil Cooper (Sherborne) The thought of your bank putting you into special measures […]

Business Briefing February 2017

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group’s second edition of the Business Briefing Newsletter for 2017.  In this issue you will find management tips on tax planning, Brexit, dealing with your creditors,  NVZ designations and on farm articles on waste reduction, fertility and  zero tillage. Working With Your Accountant – Max Sealy (Chippenham) At this time of year, we […]

Business Briefing January 2017

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group’s first edition of the Business Briefing Newsletter for 2017.  In this issue includes many useful, topical tips for farm management at the for the beginning of the New Year. NEW GRANT – Covering slurry stores in England – Will Hyde (Chippenham) Beef and dairy farmers in England are eligible to apply […]

Does Size Matter?

You may have seen the article in Cow Management written by Rachael Porter, quoting me on scale of dairy units.  As Rachael asked; “is big really better when looking to future-proof your business?” The answer is rarely simple, of course, and the answer will be different for each farmer.  As consultants, we see some very […]