Mixed Messages from the Organic Dairy Sector

After a period of steady growth and relatively stable prices, the organic sector is starting to send out mixed messages.  Against a background of a sector growth across Europe up 6.4% in 2016-17, the UK managed a meagre 1.5% growth in the same period.   OMSCo have reintroduced individual members allocation which will result in reductions […]

Measuring and Managing to Optimise Business Performance

The old adage that you can’t manage something that you don’t measure remains a corner stone of business management today as it has ever been.  But in the day of cloud based and mobile applications it is very easy to measure for measuring sake and to miss monitoring the critical elements of your business.  We […]

Growing and Using More Grass and Forages

The end of the winter is always welcome and never more so than this year when for many forage stocks have been a real issue.  In many cases there is no carry over of silage, increasing the dependence on summer grazing and forage production.  Whilst the advent of an early spring is welcome, reaping the […]

Thoughts from Oxford

Oxford is the place to head in the first week of the new year if you need to reset yourself after the holiday period, whether it’s to the Oxford Farming Conference or the Oxford Real Farming Conference which this year celebrated 10 years.  As food producers 2 slides above all caught my attention There is […]