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 […]

NEW Farming Rules for Water

The New ‘Farming Rules for Water’ came in to place on 2nd April 2018.  Whilst termed as ‘new’ rules, there is a substantial overlap with the existing requirements set through Cross Compliance.  The aim of these rules being to deliver the obligations contained in the EU Water Framework Directive (Article 11(3) to reduce diffuse pollution, […]

Accessing Rearer Compound Energy Level?

There are various ways to decipher the energy/quality of a concentrate by looking at a specific area on a feed ticket.  Here I have outlined two 16% rearer nuts by different feed companies.  The way that we can achieve this is by looking at: • Oil & Fat level • Ash level • Fibre level • Where is Calcium […]

Grazing Multi-Species Swards Workshop Report

A Diverse Forages Project Workshop The aim of this workshop was to bring together farmers, industry representatives, and researchers with an interest in the management of multi-species (herbal) leys to discuss best practice for grazing these pastures with cattle and sheep. With over 45 delegates, the day proved to be a great success with lively […]