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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Worm Control in First-Grazers Perfect Preparation is Key to Maize Yields Future Farming Resilience Fund Lump Sum Exit Schem...

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Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate

Urea vs. Ammonium Nitrate

Urea fertiliser can be a cost-effective alternative to ammonium nitrate (AN) in some circumstances. However, a recent government consultation has cast doubt on its future...

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Zero Grazing

Zero Grazing

Zero grazing is the practice of cutting fresh grass daily to feed to housed cows. It is sometimes referred to as ‘cut and carry’. With feed and forage accounting for ...

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Choosing the Right Calf Milk Replacer

Choosing the Right Calf Milk Replacer

Calf milk replacers (CMRs) have been available in the UK since the 1950s. Over the last couple of decades there have been significant changes to formulations, with many o...

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February Checklist

February Checklist

Farming Transformation Fund ~ Improving Farm Productivity Grant

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Nitrogen for Grass - Part 2

Nitrogen for Grass - Part 2

Understanding the value of home produced nutrients and balancing them with bought-in fertiliser as part of a Nutrient Management Plan has never been so important consider...

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Nitrogen for Grass - Part 1

Nitrogen for Grass - Part 1

Dramatically reducing nitrogen application rates in an attempt to save costs in light of escalating fertiliser prices could potentially be a false economy compromising fo...

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January Checklist

January Checklist

The January checklist covers: Regenerative Farming was the Buzzword for 2021 Do you have weekly meetings? Farming Equipment & Technology Fund Deadline M...

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Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)

Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is one of the three parts of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) available to farmers in England. Key to achieving net z...

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Youngstock Rearing Costs

Youngstock Rearing Costs

With feed and forage costs increasing substantially in the last few months, it is even more important to have a highly efficient heifer rearing system. Heifer calves are ...

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Farming Investment Fund

Farming Investment Fund

On 16th November DEFRA launched a £27 million fund to provide grants for farmers (and contractors) for investing in new technology, equipment and infrastructure to impro...

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December Checklist

December Checklist

December checklist Nutrient Management Planning Prevent Mastitis Build Up Over Winter Monitoring Heifer Growth Rates Preventing Lameness Over Winter Driv...

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