Fresh Start

No, this is not a new energy drink or breakfast cereal, it is an initiative that has been set up to help put land owners, who no longer want to actively farm, together with farmers or new entrants who want to start farming.  The aim is to act as a “dating agency” for both sides […]

Late Spring?

After a challenging spring weather wise, with hopefully better weather ahead, are you prepared to turn out cattle to grass?  Just because grass growth has been delayed or you are later getting fertiliser applied, doesn’t mean cattle cannot go out once the weather warms up.  Farmers more often admit that in hindsight, cattle could have […]

Countryside Productivity Grant and LEADER

Countryside Productivity Grants: For investments costing more than £87,500: • water resource management and reservoirs – closes 29th June 2018 • improving forestry productivity – closes 3rd April 2018 • adding value to Agri-food – closes 29th June 2018 • improving farm productivity – closes 3rd December 2018 The government has guaranteed funding for RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme grants […]

Land Values

The recent survey of land values, both rental and purchase, undertaken by RICS and RAU makes some interesting reading for both tenants and landlords, and buyers and sellers. On the sales side the report gives two figures.  The transaction based figures, based on actual land sold shows prices dropping with the average sitting at £10,257 […]