Ammonia – What It Is and How to Reduce It?

NH₃, NH₄, NO₃, SO₃…  There is only so much chemistry that we can remember from school, however the chemistry that is becoming more important to understand is Ammonia (NH₃), the effects, and ways in which it can be reduced.  The Clean Air Strategy has been produced by DEFRA in order for the government to regulate […]

Cotswolds LEADER Grant Funding to Re-Open

We have been contacted by the team Leader at Cotswolds LEADER Programme to inform us that the grant programme may re-open for new Expressions of Interest for a two-week window in early March 2019.  A final decision will be made on Wednesday 27 February 2019.  All projects will then have to be approved and contracted […]

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Recently, a training course on KPIs was run for FCG consultants especially in the dairying area.  KPIs are not only useful to us as consultants but also to you the farmer, or any business for that matter. What key five physical or financial measurements in your business would you measure to give you the best […]

Genetics Rather Than Cosmetics!

We are seeing an increasing number of beef clients looking to source quality rearing calves directly from dairy farmers, to reduce the risks of disease and low colostrum intake associated with buying from unknown sources at market.  However, a common complaint is that dairy farmers are choosing their beef AI sires based on the limited […]