The Importance of Planning a Stewardship

With the Mid-Tier Stewardship application deadline only 2 months away it is time to begin thinking about annual options and capital items.  Due to the different rules and regulations that come with holding a stewardship agreement, it is hugely important to plan ahead and ensure that all the options selected can be easily managed thus […]

US Soya Beans versus Maize Plantations and the Market Effects

Soya has rallied up from £280/t mark to £320/t (31.05.19).  This is predominantly due to the US-China trade wars and the record soya plantations last year.  Surprisingly prices continue to build especially considering Maize plantings being slowed by poor weather (snow & heavy rain).  US farmers typically move from growing Maize to Soya with similar […]

Take The Guesswork Out Of The Crap!

We are supposed to be operating in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way,  but so many farmers apply slurry in a very haphazard and very inefficient way!  I still see new splashplate slurry tankers being sold today, though under DEFRA’s clean air strategy, they will not be allowed after 2025.  There is lots of […]

Consider Grazing Your Higher Yield Herds More This Spring

With an increase in milk supply (2.5%+) this March thanks to an early turnout the milk price has reduced for some (i.e. Muller contracts 26.75ppl in April & May). There is an opportunity this spring to cut feed costs further whilst maintaining cow performance and fertility for higher yielding cows. Grass growth has slowed a […]