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A2 Milk Farming Note

A2 Milk Farming Note

Most herds produce milk containing two types of beta casein, A1 and A2, however there is a small minority who are intolerant to the A1 protein. A2 milk is produced by co...

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Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural waste is "any substance or object from premises used for agriculture or horticulture, which the holder discards, intends to discard or is obliged to discard....

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Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia Emissions

As the biggest agricultural contributor to UK ammonia emissions, dairy farmers are under increasing pressure to improve air quality. At present we are not on track to mee...

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Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters can provide an opportunity to integrate farm cropping and manure management. They can reduce energy costs, improve farm energy sustainability and the ...

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Boreholes Farming Note

Boreholes Farming Note

Water usage on dairy farms is considerably higher than that associated with other livestock enterprises. A typical 150 cow herd, averaging 7,500 litres of milk uses appro...

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Broadband & Phone Contracts Farming Note

Broadband & Phone Contracts Farming Note

There are competitive broadband and phone contracts out there to suit all needs. By doing your research, you could save over £200/year with a contract that combines phon...

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Budgeting

Budgeting

Prudent financial planning can go some way to reducing the short term effects of price change and will build flexibility into maintaining and developing a business. An...

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Building Resilience Workshop Video

Building Resilience Workshop Video

Kingshay held a series of ‘Building Resilience’ workshops focussing on how producers could take control to improve efficiency and lower costs, during the ongoing peri...

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Business Objectives Farming Note

Business Objectives Farming Note

Every business needs a strong sense of direction and plan for the future. Defined business objectives are key for motivating staff and to keep a business moving forwards...

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Butterfat Farming Note

Butterfat Farming Note

The financial incentive for butterfat levels is highly variable and will depend on milk contract. For most contracts, increasing butterfat percentage must not be at the ...

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CAP Reform Farming Note

CAP Reform Farming Note

It is critical that DEFRA make the right decisions now to implement the latest CAP reform, which will help to ensure viable and competitive farm businesses will continue ...

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Contract Farming Agreements Farming Note

Contract Farming Agreements Farming Note

Contract farming agreements can offer significant advantages over Farm Business Tenancies (FBT). They are relevant to both large specialist companies and smaller farms en...

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