Business Briefing April 2016

Welcome to The Farm Consultancy Group’s April 2016 edition of the Business Briefing Newsletter.  In this issue topics include an update on Countrywide Stewardship, UK milk production and useful management advise on making informed decisions and checking your BPS claim statements.  In the current agricultural economic climate decisions have to be taken with minimal risk. There is […]

Survival on a Milk Price of 18ppl

Production Costs and Link to Milk Price During 2015, farmers who were supplying several milk buyers experienced a drop in milk price. First Milk experienced the earliest milk price cuts. The immediateness of the First Milk price drop in 2015 resulted in farmers having to implement changes to address the significant drop in income. The […]

Spring Grazing of Autumn Growth

How do we deal with all this Autumn growth? How quickly should we (will we) get around the grazing and what will be here for the next grazing? At a recent discussion group meeting the decision on how hard to graze an autumn calving cow was considered and the above were the main points that […]

Sometimes it’s good to look back

You don’t need imagination to look back at what your farming system was achieving historically when milk prices were very low. Have a look at what you were achieving in 2009/2010. Did the system meet cash needs in those years and, if so, what was different? Likewise, did your system generate a large cash surplus […]