Going to Dairy Tech – 6th February?

Dairy-Tech is great show, showcasing the very best of the industry and the new technology, products and services that are available.  Alongside the usual dairy companies offering advice, sales pitches and free tea, coffee and a variety of branded stationary, there will be product launches, seminars and demonstrations.  Zoetis is launching their new intelligent ear […]

How Can FCG Help My Farm Business?

Over four years ago, we sat down with the Pickford family and they asked us that same question, read on to discover how FCG consultants have worked with the family to improve farm profitability and reduce the reliance on bought in feed. Main Aims – To boost farm profitability. – To improve milk from forage. – Enable herd […]

Methaldahyde Ban As Of Spring 2020

Along with the multiple changes Brexit will bring to the agricultural industry, the recent ban announcement on the well-used molluscicide metaldehyde will be yet another blow.  As of spring 2020, farmers in Britain will no longer be allowed to use the active product outside due to it ‘posing an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals’. […]

Dairy Compounds – Look The Same But Are Different!

Having worked in the compound sector for two compounders I have knowledge of compound formulations and working out cake specifications between compounders.  Below I have constructed two different high energy (HE) 16% compounds. To the untrained eye they look the same but there are subtle differences which mean I can cut 0.5ME between the cakes.  […]