Trace Element Deficiency in Livestock

Many clients have been experiencing trace element deficiency within livestock recently. Copper, cobalt, selenium and iodine are essential trace elements required by cattle and sheep. Clay soils generally have higher trace element levels than sandy soils. Soil testing may reveal deficiencies but should only be used as a guide when considering the trace element status […]

Green Homes Grant Scheme

A grant is available of a maximum of £5,000 to provide a voucher that covers two thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements. Primary measures include: Insulation measures • Solid wall • Under floor • Cavity walls • Loft • Flat roof • Room in roof • Insulation on […]

CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)

Within our role as farm business consultants we carry out a number of agricultural justification reports and work closely with planning consultants. A planning consultant recently advised that most local planning authorities have adopted CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) to raise money for new infrastructure.  Each local planning authority sets its own CIL rates which can […]

White Avon Consultancy Update

White Avon Consultancy have had a very busy couple of months with many successful outcomes. Examples include – • Planning permission for two permanent dwellings and one temporary dwelling for farm workers. • Permission obtained for two agricultural buildings.  This application was taken to and passed at committee, represented by us. • Four milking robots grant aided at […]