Countryside Stewardship – Split or Stick?

The application window for Countryside Stewardship Applications opened on 11th February and our new Farming Minister, George Eustice, has spoken out in support of the scheme identifying it as “a good stepping stone” towards the Government’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) which is due to be rolled out by the end of 2024. However, […]

Four Tips to Help Build a Positive Safety Culture

In the last 10 years, almost one person a week has been killed as a direct result of agriculture. Many more have been seriously injured or made ill by their work. Good farmers and employers recognise the benefits of reducing incidents and ill-health amongst their workers. They are aware of the many reasons to aim […]

2019 Winter Forages, What Have We Seen So Far?

A lot of talk has been made about excellent forage quality this season, backed up by some interesting forage analysis. Whilst some forages are very good some silage sampling is over valuing forage qualities, it is important to recognise that most is done via the cheaper NIR method which is not fool proof. Maize Silage […]