The Agriculture Bill

It has been a long time coming, but on 12th September the new Agriculture Bill was introduced into the House of Commons. The phrase “take back control” was used again in the headline of the press release that was issued that day.  The Bill sets out how farmers and land managers will be paid in […]

Has the Pig Sector Been Over Penalised for Ammonia Emissions?

On a recent FCG training meeting we touched on the future implications for British Agriculture post Brexit and the potential for even closer controls on ammonia emissions.  The data at the training meeting revealed that only 7% of the ammonia produced from UK agriculture is produced from the Pig sector, with 28% from dairy sector […]

New Rules Relating to Livestock Movements (Wales)

There are new rules being introduced relating to livestock movements and the registration of holdings in Wales. Before the 21st of September 2018, livestock farmers need to record all the land they have available for livestock through Manage my CPH on Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online.  If farmers have multiple holdings/land parcels within a 10 […]

Improving the Beef Enterprise

One of the sectors predicted to be most severely affected by any new agricultural policy following Brexit is the Beef and Lamb sector.  Currently this sector is highly reliant on area payments.  With this in mind, AHDB Beef and Lamb have established a network of ten strategic farms on which they are working to demonstrate […]