Young People into Agriculture Scheme

The Welsh Government has recently confirmed that a new scheme, namely Young People into Agriculture Scheme, will open in April and follow on from the highly successful Young Entrants into Agriculture scheme which ran from 2010 to 2015. The scheme is designed to assist high-achieving young farmers (under the age of 40 at 1st of […]

Milk Response to Feeding Concentrates at Grass

We are frequently asked by our grass based dairy farmers clients ‘what is the milk response to feeding concentrates at grass?’  These are businesses that focus on maximising the use of grazed grass, typically concentrates are fed when grass availability is limiting.  We have however seen a movement towards increased concentrate feeding rates, this has […]

Basic Payment Scheme 2018

The RPA have confirmed that the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme window will open on 13th March.  This is two weeks later than in 2017, thereby shortening the application window.  You are probably aware that the RPA have been doing a huge amount of remapping, some of which will have to be corrected before the application […]

Slurry and Manure Values

I have recently received an email from NRM, who we use for analysis work, as follows: “It’s that time of year when organic manures and slurries are either being applied to fields or in the very near future will be, (although the horrendous weather we have been experiencing recently has certainly not been helpful) and […]