Average Cost Dairy Labour, Power & Machinery Nearly £1000/Cow

From the recently published Cost Of Dairy Production Report to March 20 by FCG & Old Mill Accountants from the Wessex region, there is £563/cow (8ppl) difference or £81,072 on combined power and machinery and labour costs between the top and bottom 10% of dairy herds analysed. The average is £982/cow. Cost of Doing Work […]

Biodiversity Net Gain – An Opportunity for Landowners

Biodiversity Net Gain – An Opportunity for Landowners (article from Rob Wreglesworth of the Environment Bank) The need for biodiversity offsetting sites is due to sharply increase with the introduction of mandatory biodiversity net gain under England’s planning law, generating a new avenue of investment into the rural economy and into your land. An Introduction […]

Business Briefing October 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the Farm Consultancy Group Business Briefing Newsletter.   In this issue you will find articles on What is the Value Your Milk Contract?, Magnesium. The Most Critical Mineral in a Cow’s Diet ,Forage & Straw Stocks and many more. Milk price is a key driver for a profitable dairy […]

What is the Value of Your Milk Contract?

Milk price is a key driver for a profitable dairy enterprise. The range in milk prices is as wide now as it has ever been. With most processors not recruiting suppliers at the moment, restricting the transfer of suppliers, many producers on poorly paying contracts have little option but to put up and shut up. […]