Milk Cost of Production Survey 2017

Our Milk Cost of Production Survey 2017 compiled by FCG consultants from the Sherborne office and Old Mill Accountants, is now available. If you would like a copy, please contact our Sherborne office on 01935 850093, or for more information, please contact Phil Cooper or Rachel Reed

Farmers Weekly Dairy Farmer Of The Year

Congratulations to Neville & Sue Loder who were awarded the coveted Farmers Weekly Dairy Farmer of The Year 2017. The 2008 South West Dairy Farmers of the Year winners, from Sherborne, Dorset, eclipsed their previous success nine years later to the day when they won the top accolade in early October. The Loders have been […]


We have had several dairy businesses enquire about organic conversion in the last couple of months, looking at converting their farms to organic production.  With a milk price of around 40 ppl and conversion grants ranging from £45 – £175 per hectare this can seem an attractive option, especially if you already run a low […]

P and K Usage

The British Survey of Fertiliser Practises for 2016 indicates that the decline in usage of Phosphate and Potash seen over the last 33 years has levelled out. This is good news and suggests that farmers are starting to realise the importance of these two products.  What is of concern though is how the two graphs […]