Business Briefing Newsletter for February 2018

Welcome to the second Farm Consultancy Group  Business Briefing Newsletter for 2018.   In this issue topics include energy consumption, dehydration in calves, reducing your tax, farm labour, the economic cost of producing poor grass silage and much more. Dairy Farm Energy Consumption – Gerard Finnan (Sherborne) With oil prices at a three year high, electricity prices are on […]

Countryside Stewardship: Four New Offers for 2018

There are now four new Countryside Stewardship grants available to farmers and landowners.  These schemes are simpler and easier to apply for than the full Countryside Stewardship Schemes.  The four new offers (Online Arable Offer, Lowland Grazing Offer, Upland Offer and Mixed Farming Offer) are each more tailored to the different types of farming systems.  […]

Dairy Farm Energy Consumption

With oil prices at a three year high, electricity prices are on the increase by as much as 30% quoted for farm contract renewals, it is an opportune time to review best practice, work out where you use the electric on your farm and ascertain how efficient this use is. On a dairy farm milk […]

Dairy Farmer of the Year – Neville and Sue Loder

Looking back at 2017, we’ve learnt that the way we have set up our grass based dairy business is very resilient to milk price volatility.  Even when the milk price is low we are still able to make a profit and reinvest in our business. This has been achieved by a tight 10 week calving […]