Business Briefing November 2018

Welcome to the November edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on farm accounts, NVZ and asbestos, dairy systems and silage density.

White Avon Consultancy Update – George Drewett (Chippenham)

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.

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Have You Got the Financial Pulse of Your Business? - Prue Waterton ( Chippenham)

Farm accounts is often the last job on a to-do list.  However, when prices are volatile and market demand and supply vary, management accounts are more important to manage your business effectively.  Read more ...

 

Is Your Farm NVZ Ready? - Steph Emmerson (Chippenham)

In 2017, new Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) were designated.  If your land was placed in an NVZ for the first time in 2017, you did not have to comply with the NVZ rules straight away.  Certain rules were phased in from the beginning of this year and all rules will be phased in by 31st July 2019.  Read more ...

 

Asbestos - Charles Holt (Lincoln)

I included a brief article about asbestos management in the last newsletter, pointing out that it is up to all managers to have an “asbestos management plan” in place on all non-domestic properties, if built before 2000. This plan is a requirement – even if you do not currently intend to make any alterations at all.  Read more ...

How Much is in Your Clamp? - William Waterfield ( Andover)

The lack of silage is likely to be an issue for most producers this winter. So, knowing what is in the clamp to start with is imperative.  I was recently challenged by a client about the bulk density figures that are widely available to the industry these quote ranges for all the major silages.  Read more ...

 

A Tale of Dairy Systems – Gerard Finnan

Most dairy farmers/experts think that the system of milk production that they favour or in which they are involved is the most profitable dairy system.  Answer:  They are all wrong!  All dairy systems, be it once a day milking or three times a day milking; all year round or block calving; be it 10,000 litres/cow or 5,000 litres/cow; organic or conventional, can be and are equally as profitable.  Read more ...

 

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