There is not long now to finish schemes, the closing date is the 30th of September 2015. The schemes are complex so allow time to complete the schemes. DEFRA has confirmed that support data can be sent in later if you do not have it to hand before the closing date.
After good harvest the cereal price has reverted to normal i.e. similar to when I went to agricultural college in the late 70’s and early 80’s of around about £91 per ton although I have heard the price is below £90 for feed barley Farmers weekly prices 18/09/15 Feed Barley £91 Feed Wheat £100 Feed […]
Milk price is continuing to be the biggest issue, with banks extending credit in most cases to those farmers, who have requested it. My advice to farmers is to keep an eye on costs, even thought the milk cheque is small, always try and pay as many people as you can, however small the sum. […]
The new season will be upon us shortly and early crops are in the ground and emerging under plastic, without doubt there doesn’t seem to be the acreage of early crops in compared to last year. In part this is due to a lack of confidence from last year, a shift away from competing against […]
The season is nearly at an end and by and large this has been a reasonable year, with crops, harvesting conditions and prices being reasonable although like all season as soon as the contractual price falls away in march the price soon falls
If you are renting your land out for Daffodils this year 2015 it will be subject to the 3 and 2 crop rules. If you grow nothing but daffodils and you are in receipt of the SFP then seek advice from the grower, as it likely the grower will be better placed than you are […]
Success with suckler beef revolves around keeping it simple and keeping it tight. A tight calving pattern will lead to a close easily managed bunch of calves which will finish as stores or fat as one group. Those cows whom may not hold to service first, or second or third time within the bulling period could […]