New Year, New Greening Rules!

There are some key changes to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) which will take effect from the 1st January 2018, including: • Active Farmer – Member States have the option to drop the “active farmer” rule. DEFRA is considering this at the moment and this may take effect in England for BPS 2018 and should be […]

Don’t Increase Milk Production (+ 12 Months)

This time last year, I wrote an article on the correlation between milk price and production.  As highlighted from the table below, as milk price reduced in 2014/15 and 2015/16 from 32.7 ppl average to 24.1 ppl average, farmers reacted by increasing output by 8% over two years.  Finally, market forces prevailed aided by the […]

Collaboration With Your Vet To Resolve Nutritional Issues

A vet is a useful set of eyes on farm and we have struck up some exciting partnerships with the Farmer, Workforce, Nutritionist, Consultant and Vet. By working as a team, we can work towards profitability and improving health traits. In the previous month’s article, I spoke about water sources and the potential pitfall when […]