Countryside Stewardship: Four New Offers for 2018

There are now four new Countryside Stewardship grants available to farmers and landowners.  These schemes are simpler and easier to apply for than the full Countryside Stewardship Schemes.  The four new offers (Online Arable Offer, Lowland Grazing Offer, Upland Offer and Mixed Farming Offer) are each more tailored to the different types of farming systems.  […]

Dairy Farm Energy Consumption

With oil prices at a three year high, electricity prices are on the increase by as much as 30% quoted for farm contract renewals, it is an opportune time to review best practice, work out where you use the electric on your farm and ascertain how efficient this use is. On a dairy farm milk […]

Dairy Farmer of the Year – Neville and Sue Loder

Looking back at 2017, we’ve learnt that the way we have set up our grass based dairy business is very resilient to milk price volatility.  Even when the milk price is low we are still able to make a profit and reinvest in our business. This has been achieved by a tight 10 week calving […]

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 […]