Women in Dairy

The annual Women in Dairy conference this year, themed ‘Breaking Barriers’, highlighted the importance of tackling those barriers at farm level.  When the industry is in a state of confusion and unknown change, concentrating on your own farm and the improvements or problem solving that can be done, will ensure at least some change is […]

Update on Grants

As with many grants that have been available for the last few years, with Brexit soon to be upon us, certain grants have now finished, with the rest due to finish once we finally leave Europe.  The recent RDPE Growth Programme grants finished at the end of May, which saw good opportunities for those with […]

‘Stamp Out BVD’ Funding

As of the 21st June, a new funding package was announced by Defra and SAC Consulting.  £5.7 million will be available to cattle breeders in England to help tackle BVD. BVD costs farmers up to £60m/year in reduced growth, poor health from pneumonia and diarrhoea, increased infertility and higher rates of foetal death.  Rigorous testing […]

Future of British Farming – George Eustice MP

I was able to attend a very informative breakfast meeting with George Eustice MP, Minister for Food Farming & Fisheries at the Bath & West show this year. Mr Eustice outlined his visions claiming “He’s the first agricultural minister with the power to make a change in 50 years” with significant emphasis on improving farm […]