A and B Milk Pricing

We are seeing an increasing number of milk buyers introducing some form of A and B milk pricing. This allows them to manage supply and demand in their own markets, to an extent. It can be seen as an artificial “quota” of its own. It certainly allows them to reduce or even eliminate any risk […]

As A Matter Of Fact

In the current agricultural economic climate decisions have to be taken with minimal risk. There is no margin for error when making a gut feel decision on a 20ppl milk price or a £100/t corn price. It is all about making quick, informed decisions. At this time of year your accountant will have produced your […]

Business Briefing April 2016

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group’s April 2016 edition of the Business Briefing Newsletter.  In this issue topics include an update on Countrywide Stewardship, UK milk production and useful management advise on making informed decisions and checking your BPS claim statements.   As A Matter of Fact – Gerard Finnan (Sherborne) In the current agricultural economic climate […]

Survival on a Milk Price of 18ppl

Production Costs and Link to Milk Price During 2015, farmers who were supplying several milk buyers experienced a drop in milk price. First Milk experienced the earliest milk price cuts. The immediateness of the First Milk price drop in 2015 resulted in farmers having to implement changes to address the significant drop in income. The […]