Business Briefing February 2019

Welcome to the February edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on “Veganuary” and “Dry January”, Weighing Your Dairy Cows, How efficient is your herd?, What Are Your Cows Telling You? and many more. Ryegrass maintains a maximum of three live leaves per tiller. Delaying grazing beyond the […]

Business Briefing January 2019

Welcome to the January edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on Building Great Soils, Modern Livestock Management, Grants update, Improving Milk Lactose Levels etc… Worldwide there is an increasing focus on improving our soils whether that is improved resilience and less erosion or improved yields, a […]

Are You Managing Ryegrass for Optimal Plant and Animal Performance?

Ryegrass maintains a maximum of three live leaves per tiller.  Delaying grazing beyond the emergence of the fourth leaf results in a decline in pasture quality, wasted pasture and shading of the lower tillers.  Grazing before the 2-3 leaf stage will deplete the plant of its water soluble carbohydrate (WSC) reserves which are replenished only […]

Hugs From A Farmer

It is not often that I receive a hug from a farmer-client and his wife, but when it happens, it is hugely gratifying.  I recently appeared at a planning committee to assist them in their application for a dwelling on the farm.  We got an approval from the committee, which led to the hug. This […]