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Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract Heifer Rearing Farming Note

Contract heifer rearing involves setting up an agreement with another farmer to rear your heifers rather than doing it yourself. This frees up time and capital, allows yo...

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Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme – Round 3

DEFRA has announced it has opened applications for Round 3 of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme. The scheme provides funding for farmers to improve the prod...

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COVID-19 Managing your Business Risks

COVID-19 Managing your Business Risks

In the light of the current situation with Coronavirus, what do you need to do to protect your family and working team? Have you considered what impact COVID-19 could hav...

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Dairy Lean Management

Dairy Lean Management

Lean management can be put into practice on dairy farms to improve net margins. A lean-qualified (ILM) consultant will coach on how to put management structures in place,...

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Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective Milking Routines Farming Note

Effective milking routines balance the conflict between maintaining udder health and maximising parlour throughput. Effective milking routines can increase milk yields, s...

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Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Having more efficient water use and minimising waste will reduce the cost of milk production. On average, a dairy farm will use 5 litres of water for every litre of milk...

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Employing People - Employment Law

Employing People - Employment Law

Employment Law addresses the red tape and legalities you need to be aware of as an employer.

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Employing People - Labour Interviews Farming Note

Employing People - Labour Interviews Farming Note

Employing the right people is key to your business success. Dairy Manager Full Costs figures show that paid labour can be as high as 5.55 ppl. The labour interview is a c...

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Employing People - Sourcing Labour Farming Note

Employing People - Sourcing Labour Farming Note

Labour should be thought of as an investment, not just a cost. At an average 5.7ppl (3.7ppl paid labour) (Kingshay Profit Manager), labour is the biggest overhead cost to...

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Employing People - Staff Management & Motivation Farming Note

Employing People - Staff Management & Motivation Farming Note

No matter how comprehensive and well thought out your plans for the business, they are worthless without people - you, your employees and your family. People are your gre...

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Employing People - Staff Rostering Systems Farming Note

Employing People - Staff Rostering Systems Farming Note

Retaining high quality staff is one of the biggest challenges on most farms. Circumstances where there are long hours and difficult working conditions can result in good ...

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Employing People - Take Time to Make Time Farming Note

Employing People - Take Time to Make Time Farming Note

Are you making the most efficient use of labour on your farm. Herds on Dairy Manager Full Costs have an annual labour cost of over £44,000 per 100 cows or 3.8ppl (this i...

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