NWTG – Pre-Harvest Health & Safety Training

Appropriate training of staff on farms is becoming ever more important, not only for health and safety reasons but also for employee’s continual professional development (CPD).  Here in Wiltshire, we are fortunate that the North Wiltshire Training Group (NWTG) operates in this part of the country.  NWTG is a not for profit organisation that facilitates […]

Dairy Visit – FCG Tour

This years FCG consultants summer tour looked at an existing clients Autumn & Spring block of 10,000 litre cows in Wiltshire.  The cows are currently achieving 3,500 litres from forage and 330 litres from grass.  The current operation is very restricted, and expansion is difficult.  Cows are fed three diets; a fresh M+38 litres, M+45 […]

Update on Grants

As with many grants that have been available for the last few years, with Brexit soon to be upon us, certain grants have now finished, with the rest due to finish once we finally leave Europe.  The recent RDPE Growth Programme grants finished at the end of May, which saw good opportunities for those with […]

Improving the Beef Enterprise

One of the sectors predicted to be most severely affected by any new agricultural policy following Brexit is the Beef and Lamb sector.  Currently this sector is highly reliant on area payments.  With this in mind, AHDB Beef and Lamb have established a network of ten strategic farms on which they are working to demonstrate […]