Woodland Creation Grant: CSS 2018

Have you considered planting woodland on your land?  Are there any wet field corners, or areas of unproductive ground?  A new scheme within Countryside Stewardship (CSS) has been recently announced – the Woodland Creation Grant.  £13 million has been made available for landowners to plant more trees to protect wildlife, improve the timber industry and […]

Need To Provide Staff Training?

Appropriate training of staff on farms has become ever more important, not only for health and safety reasons but also for employee’s continual professional development.  The range of course and qualifications now available is wide reaching and applicable to staff members at all level, entry level courses in manual handling and pre-harvest safety right the […]

Zero Tillage and 20T/Ha?

The North Wilts Arable group recently had a joint meeting with the Avon Meadow sheep group and welcomed Jake Freestone, Farm Manager of Overbury Farms to speak about zero tillage, heavy wheat yields and integrated livestock management. Jake worked his way through the Velcourt management route before taking on the Farm Management role at Overbury […]

NEW GRANT – Covering slurry stores in England

Beef and dairy farmers in England are eligible to apply for a capital grant towards the cost of covering existing slurry stores.   The scheme is designed to help beef and dairy farmers with the following: protecting the store from rainwater and reducing storage and field application costs reducing the loss of nitrogen and increasing […]