Job Vacancy for Rural Administrator – Sherborne Office

The Sherborne office of The Farm Consultancy Group are looking for an experienced rural administrator to join its consultancy business operating in Dorset and Somerset. The job role includes providing accounts/bookkeeping, V.A.T, payroll, and cattle record services to an existing and expanding client base of farm and rural businesses. An understanding of MTD VAT is […]

Are Your Silages Performing This Winter? – Andrew Jones

Despite many people having excellent stocks and nearly all samples showing encouraging feed quality, many farmers are reporting that grass silages are not milking as well as expected.  Why is this and what can be done to improve performance for the rest of the winter? To produce the optimum yield from silage, the starting points […]

Soil, Nutrient and Biodiversity Management Planning

Recently I was asked to complete a soil, nutrient and biodiversity management plan for a client who required it for their milk buyer.  It was a great opportunity to be able to discuss management of land to reduce the risks of soil runoff, erosion, nutrient leaching and biodiversity damage through improving cropping, fertiliser, sprays and […]

Lean Farming – Reduce Waste!

One of the key tools in Lean Farming is identifying waste.  There are eight forms of waste that can be remembered via this acronym: D – defects O – overproduction W – waiting N – non-utilised people, intellect and resources T – transport I – inventory M – motion E – extra processing In this […]