Is Your Grass Too High?

Given the late season we have had, which has now been over-taken by dry weather, are you in the position of having grass covers that are too long? Are you struggling to get cows to graze grass down to the recommended 4 – 4.5cm residual when they leave a field? If so, you will not […]

Forward Market Performance

Forward Market Performance (FMP) is AHDB’s market indicator and suggests in the table below that the milk price trend has now indeed reversed. Price moves upwards from June were predicted by this a couple of months ago, and indeed this is what is now happening in the actual market. Please note that the price in […]

Farm Accounting

Some of you will be aware of the provisions of HMRC’s move towards Making Tax Digital (MTD) which comes into force by next April 2019.  Our sister company has written and continuously developed farm accounting software that will shortly be fully compliant with this requirement.  If you do your accounts manually, for instance in a […]

Planning Advice

A few years ago (in 2008) I assisted a young farmer to obtain planning permission for a temporary dwelling on a 30 acre piece of land, from which he was developing a considerable sheep and cattle business. This was followed by obtaining permission for a (lovely) bricks-and-mortar house, in an expensive part of the “home […]