Cross Compliance: A Note for Livestock Farmers

Annual Sheep and Goat Inventory If you are a registered sheep and goat farmer you should receive your sheep and goat annual inventory forms in the post along with a pre-paid envelope or via email from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) at the end of November.  This must be completed and […]

Collaborative Farming

Recently, I visited the Kingshill Farming Company Ltd, comprised of four directors, all involved in farming businesses in the district of Somerton, Somerset.  The company was set up in 1999 to provide a machinery sharing facility between three farming businesses, all carrying out mixed farming systems.  The company focuses on farming 2200 acres of arable […]

Sheep Movements

We have recently been speaking to the Animal Plant and Health Agency to discuss rules on sheep registration and movements.  Applications to register temporary use of land to keep livestock (TLA) are becoming popular now and something which should be used where a grazier has sole occupancy over the land. Animal Plant and Health Agency […]

We’re Still Failing at Cross Compliance!

This time last year I attended a seminar on cross compliance and I wrote my monthly tip titled ‘The Dreaded Inspections’.  One year on, I have received an update regarding cross compliance inspections.  So…are we getting any better with complying with the rules? It would appear, No! The main contenders continue to be, failure to […]