Business Briefing April 2021

Welcome to the April 2021 edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Planning Permission Success, How Important is Rumen pH?, Efficient Use of Slurry and many more...

Planning Permission Success – Charles Holt (Lincoln)

Generally, I assist farmers in getting planning permission for new farm buildings and houses on their land, but occasionally I am asked to help remove an Agricultural Occupation Clause (AOC) from a house on their property. I have recently assisted two ex-farmers do this on two separate properties, that just happen to be in the same village.   Read more...

How Important is Rumen pH? - Mark Yearsley (Sherborne)

Rumen pH is critical for cow health and milk production. Feeding a balanced ration throughout the twenty-four-hour period will keep rumen pH constant.  Read more...

Invitation to Scholars to Join University of Reading Research Bid on Regenerative Agriculture - William Waterfield (Andover)

Nick Bardsley at the University of Reading is offering farmers who have adopted regenerative practice to be part of a research project that he is submitting to UK Research and Innovation fund (UKRI).  Read more...

Efficient Use of Slurry - Phil Cooper (Sherborne)

With fertiliser prices rising in excess of 30% compared to last year taking account of slurry and FYM applied to land is even more important to ensure that you do not use more purchase in-organic fertiliser than you need to.  Read more...

Feeding Fresh Calved Cows Updates – Andrew Jones (Sherborne)

Over the past month I have come across new articles regarding the feeding of transition / fresh cows and the better source of protein & carbohydrates for both, that I thought were worth sharing.  Read more...

Enforcement Success - Charles Holt (Lincoln)

An enquiry or visit from a local authority Enforcement Officer can herald the arrival of all sorts of planning trouble. Frequently, they start with a formal request for information on what you are doing on your land, often using a Planning Contravention Notice (PCN) to gain more information.  Read more...

Are Your Feeders Accurate? - Phil Cooper (Sherborne)

I have written about this before, but feel it is prudent to once again remind people to calibrate your in and out parlour feeders. With concentrate prices rising this year by £40 per tonne or more, ensuring that the right volume of concentrates fed is even more essential.  Read more...

 

Stop And Think! - Gerard Finnan (Sherborne)

You can’t force yourself to think faster. If you try, you’re likely to end up making much worse decisions. As your business grows you get further away from the machinery or the animals and you are managing the business, lots of information and people. Read more...

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