Winter Housing of Sheep

With the ground now wet and unlikely to fully dry out until the spring, now is the time to consider saving soil structure and sward conditions by removing livestock and housing them.  The housing of sheep is not always as critical as housing cattle but there are many advantages to bringing sheep indoors. Body Condition […]

Considering Countryside Stewardship…??

  The application window is now open for Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship 2016. This agri-environment scheme is now well established and in its second year, taking over from the Higher and Entry Level Schemes.  Countryside Stewardship has some major advantages over the previous schemes: • Only land with options on will need to be entered into the […]

Realising Your Abilities, the Key to Your Business

On the recent Farm Consultancy Group study tour to Dorset and Somerset the group visited a range of livestock farms ranging from seasonal block calving dairy farms to mixed beef and sheep units. All of the farms were performing well, particularly in the current agricultural climate of volatile milk prices and temperamental red meat-trade. It […]