Consultation on Transport of Livestock Now Closed

Did you complete a consultation response to the Defra proposals for tighter rules on animal livestock that was released in December? There is hope that there will be a common sense approach to this following the end of the consultation period that closed on Thursday 25th February. The consultation, for England and Wales, focuses particularly […]

Cross-Fertilisation of Ideas

One of the main reasons why members of FCG value the Farm Consultancy Group so much is the opportunity to share ideas, to debate various aspects of farm management, and to learn from each other’s experiences and skills. We operate our own practices under the umbrella of FCG. Despite many of us having many years […]

Red Tractor Consultation Deadline 5th March 2021

Red Tractor has launched a consultation on proposed updates to its standards. The updates will see some significant changes for all six sectors, including dairy, beef, lamb, crops and pigs. We are urging our clients and all Red Tractor members to get involved as this is your opportunity to have your say on how you […]

Trace Element Deficiency in Livestock

Many clients have been experiencing trace element deficiency within livestock recently. Copper, cobalt, selenium and iodine are essential trace elements required by cattle and sheep. Clay soils generally have higher trace element levels than sandy soils. Soil testing may reveal deficiencies but should only be used as a guide when considering the trace element status […]