Marathon and Milk

I am a bit of a runner in my old age.  Earlier this month I ran in the York marathon.  At the end of it, we were offered non-alcoholic beer, water and sugary drinks, along with a variety of very sweet and sickly chocolate bars.  I went back to our hotel, and all I wanted […]

Business Briefing October 2017

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter for October 2017.  Further Funding Available Through LEADER Grant Funding – Harry Edwards (Gloucester)  LEADER grant funding is available for projects to improve farm productivity, such as direct drills, GPS systems, mobile sheep and cattle handling systems as well as farm diversification projects such as farm shops, […]

Further Funding Available Through LEADER Grant Funding

LEADER grant funding is available for projects to improve farm productivity, such as direct drills, GPS systems, mobile sheep and cattle handling systems as well as farm diversification projects such as farm shops, shepherd huts, collaborative grain drying facilities or pack houses for example. Local Action Groups who are near to allocating their remaining funds […]

Maize – Flint or Dent?

The pericarp or outer shell of the Maize corn was intended to protect the Maize germ until germination, but it also restricts bacterial access in the rumen.  The role of maize silage and a corn cracker is to break this defence (shell) allowing access to both the soft and hard endosperm.  Dent Maize has a […]