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 […]

Time to Look at Lucerne

The 2018 drought has placed pressure on many forage systems and highlighted the need for more resilient forage production.  Lucerne a very deep rooting and drought tolerant legume and has been a minor crop in the UK for many years.  However in dry seasons on the right soils it comes into its own, producing good […]

Building Great Soils

Worldwide there is an increasing focus on improving our soils whether that is improved resilience and less erosion or improved yields, a constant theme is soil organic matter and how to increase it.  Whilst organic farmers advocate this or that approach and regenerative farmers argue for their solutions, there remains one overriding objective that of […]

Grants Update

LEADER The Andover office have just received confirmation of LEADER grant for one of their clients for the Cow Manager System of remote health sensing.  The grant worth 40% of the capital costs will be used to help improve heat detection and health monitoring and should provide early warning of mastitis and a range of […]