Are Your Calves Prepared For Cold Weather?

As another cold snap hits the UK, farms need to monitor the environment their calves are in to ensure they achieve sufficient growth and minimise the risk of any health and disease issues.  I have outlined below a number of key points regarding temperature and will follow up next month with wider environmental considerations. Calves […]

Modern Livestock Management

Artificial intelligent, cloud-based apps, algorithms and remote sensing are increasingly common in the livestock sector.  A new generation of management sensors are hitting the market.  Selecting the best choice for your cows and your businesses is important. The first-generation dairy monitors had one job to do, oestrus detection.  With a reduction in oestrus intensity increasing […]

Business Briefing December 2018

Welcome to the December edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Making Tax Digital in April 2019, Is NZ dairying losing it’s way?, Brexit opportunity or chaos… The HMRC is implementing Making Tax Digital for VAT from April 2019. This means that those keeping accounts records on […]

Are You Ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) in April 2019?

The HMRC is implementing Making Tax Digital for VAT from April 2019.  This means that those keeping accounts records on paper or spreadsheets, who then manually enter their VAT return online will need to upgrade their bookkeeping system. All VAT returns will be submitted digitally, direct from your electronic accounts records.  As a result, those […]