Forward Market Performance

Forward Market Performance (FMP) is AHDB’s market indicator which tracks the difference between current market prices and prices of the small amount of dairy product traded on futures contracts.  The table below indicates that the FMP calculations suggest that the milk price trend has turned sharply downwards as from September 2017.  Please note also that […]

Marathon and Milk

I am a bit of a runner in my old age.  Earlier this month I ran in the York marathon.  At the end of it, we were offered non-alcoholic beer, water and sugary drinks, along with a variety of very sweet and sickly chocolate bars.  I went back to our hotel, and all I wanted […]

Forward Market Performance

FMP is AHDB’s market indicator which tracks the difference between current market prices and prices of the small amount of dairy product traded on futures contracts.  The table below indicates that the FMP calculates that the milk price trend turned upwards again as from August 2017, having stalled last month. Please note also that the […]

Grass Budgeting – What Is It and Why Is It So Important?

At a recent training session for FCG consultants, the elements of grass budgeting were covered in depth. Some readers will be familiar with the principles of this, but essentially it is a method for matching the farms’ grass and forage resources with the requirements of the grazing stock (whether dairy, beef or sheep).  Clearly, in […]