Business Briefing July 2019

Welcome to the July edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Diverse or Herbal Swards Proving Their Worth, Tackling Heat Stress in Dairy Cows, Low Till Reseeding Options – Save The Planet & Your Pocket!, Wisconsin Study Tour, US Farmers Borrowing Boom, Is It Sustainable? […]

Diverse or Herbal Swards Proving Their Worth

The benefits of including white clover in swards has been known for a long time, with clover based leys being as productive as those receiving 200 kg of Nitrogen per hectare.   With the growing interest in herbal or diverse swards more research at the University College Dublin showed the benefits of introducing up to 6 […]

Tackling Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

As we are coming into our British summer, now is the time to start thinking about heat stress.  Cows start suffering with mild signs from air temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), therefore it’s worth taking some precautions.  The impact on reduced milk yield alone will affect the farm business and the animal’s […]

Low Till Reseeding Options – Save The Planet & Your Pocket!

Have you considered avoiding the plough when reseeding grass to grass? On our own farm we have used several methods over the last 2 years, to avoid the loss of soil structure and organic matter that tends to occur with ploughing.  With shallow soils over heavy clay it has been particularly important to avoid bringing […]