Slurry Separation – Good Investment?

Mechanical separation of slurry improves the application and fertilising qualities of the separated slurry vs original slurry. Separating slurry also reduces the amount of storage needed by up to 30%. Separated Liquid  By separating the liquid from the solids: • The volume liquid volume reduces by 17 to 20% – The estimated application cost of […]

Erratic Grass

Grazing can be as erratic as the weather, especially where strict grazing disciplines do not exist. Take the following grass analysis we have seen over the last few months noting that both oil and crude protein have been all over the place. To put this into perspective all grass is 3-4 weeks of regrowth either […]

New Income Streams for Farmers

The Government has announced that the current Basic Payment scheme will end in 2028. The proposal for an enhanced Environmental Stewardship Scheme, in the form of Environmental Land Management (ELMS), is still some way off. With wide scale trials in 2024 and a full roll out in 2026, it will mean that that many farms […]

Reducing the Risk of Breaching Cross Compliance Rules

It is important to reduce the risk of any breaches or mistakes which can cause penalties on your farm support payments (including BPS). Here are the Important Management Practices to be aware of for August 2020: 1st August – Start of close period for applying organic manures with high readily available Nitrogen content (e.g. slurry, […]