Farming Rules for Water

New soil erosion and farm pollution regulations came into force from the 2nd April 2018.  This may well have passed a number of people by as it was not widely publicised.  The new regulations put the onus on the farmer to analyse risk and take appropriate action to ensure soil remains in the field and […]

Under Pressure?

Is this the winter to carry less cows in your buildings?  Too often as consultants, we see farmers strive to increase output by carrying more cows and maximising all their assets, whether it is bulk tank, cubicles, silage clamps etc, but all too often in adverse weather, market price changes or calving pattern shifts, one […]

Joint Venturing

Over the last year I have seen an increase in farmers coming to my office looking for help and information on joint ventures. What is driving farmers into examining this type of business structure, and what is a joint venture? A joint venture is any business venture where two partners share capital and risk.  This […]

Silage Sampling

It is crucial this year to know what you are feeding your cows.  Good advice on the method of sampling silage to achieve a representative sample is included on the AHDB website.  It is simple to follow, but to enable your nutritionist to balance up your ration correctly, they must have sound information on which […]