Milk Cost of Production Survey 2018

Our Milk Cost of Production Survey 2018 compiled by FCG consultants from the Sherborne office and Old Mill Accountants, is now available. If you would like a copy, please click here or contact our Sherborne office on 01935 850093.  For more information, please contact Phil Cooper at

How Much is in Your Clamp?

The lack of silage is likely to be an issue for most producers this winter.  So, knowing what is in the clamp to start with is imperative.  I was recently challenged by a client about the bulk density figures that are widely available to the industry these quote ranges for all the major silages. Grass […]

A Tale of Dairy Systems

Most dairy farmers/experts think that the system of milk production that they favour or in which they are involved is the most profitable dairy system.  Answer:  They are all wrong!  All dairy systems, be it once a day milking or three times a day milking; all year round or block calving; be it 10,000 litres/cow […]

Slimming Your Cell Counts

Hardly a week goes by when the growing concern about antibiotic resistance in the public health is not headline news.   With this in mind, reducing antibiotic use should be high on the agenda of all milk producers.  A recent AHDB webinar run by Ylva Persson from Vaxa Sweden highlighted how the Swedish dairy industry has […]