Business Briefing Newsletter – November 2019

Welcome to the November  2019 edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on cross compliance derogation, dairy financial stability, soil analysis, behaviour in the milking parlour, Red Tractor dairy standards, converting to organic, heifer rearing  and much more.   SMR 1 – Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ), outlines […]

Small Grant Scheme Update

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme: Round 2 Grant Offers are being issued as we speak. Where an application to Round 2 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSG) was submitted earlier this year, the RPA should be issuing grant offers from today (28th October 2019). Successful applicants will have until 31st May 2020 to […]

Cross Compliance Derogation Deadline

SMR 1 – Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ), outlines the Cross Compliance rules that must be followed by all farms inside the NVZ. There is a limit of 170kg/ha of nitrogen in livestock manure that can be applied (directly by grazing livestock or by spreading) on your holding per calendar year.  This limit applies as an […]

Herd Management Opportunity with Profit Share – North Dorset

An exciting opportunity to enter a joint venture dairy farming agreement has arisen in North Dorset.   The suitable person would initially manage the herd for one year, with the intention of taking on a formal share farming arrangement for a five-year period.  The farm owner is looking to hand over responsibility for the running of […]