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Farm Health & Safety Farming Note

Farm Health & Safety Farming Note

Behind each statistic of farm injury or death is a tragic story, a devastating impact on families and often to the farm business as well. It is essential that farmers tak...

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Farm Insurance

Farm Insurance

What is most commonly targeted by rural crime? How do you reduce your insurance premiums?

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Farm Security

Farm Security

In recent months, there have been numerous high-profile farm thefts in the press, including several cases of livestock rustling.  According to the NFU Mutual Rural Crime...

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How to Get the Most From Your Vet Farming Note

How to Get the Most From Your Vet Farming Note

To maximise the health and performance of any dairy herd, it’s essential that all dairy farms work hand-in-hand with their vet to proactively prevent disease. No modern...

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IT Security

IT Security

This Farming Note explains how to minimise the risk of farm data loss and identity theft.

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Labour Employed vs Contract

Labour Employed vs Contract

Sourcing and maintaining high-quality staff is key to making a farming business run smoothly. However, there are several recruitment routes and trying to decide which wor...

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Managing Price Volatility

Managing Price Volatility

The European Dairy Farmers (EDF) conducted a Snapshot Survey 2016 to understand how farmers are managing their businesses during these volatile times. This Farming Note s...

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Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

Maximising Returns from the Increasing Milk Price Farming Note

With milk prices finally increasing and quota less of a restriction, now could be the time to look at ways to increase litres soil and maximise returns. Balanced against ...

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Monitoring Cameras

Monitoring Cameras

No longer just a security tool, the role of cameras on-farm has seen a revolution in recent years, particularly since the growth of smart phones and tablets.  Whether yo...

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Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Staff Appraisals Farming Note

Retaining and developing staff is a significant challenge on dairy farms, and with an increasing shortage of labour across all levels it’s more important than ever to g...

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Successful Succession Farming Note

Successful Succession Farming Note

Successful succession is all about people - you and the people you want to take on your business. It is a lot less about tax. Sure, you want to ensure the business is pas...

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