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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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Equity Partnerships Farming Note

Equity Partnerships Farming Note

Equity partnerships can help to encourage the younger generation to remain in the dairy industry, and offer an attractive exit route for the retiring farmer. They can pro...

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Essential Farm Signs Farming Note

Essential Farm Signs Farming Note

Properly signed dangers can minimise the risk of accidents, as well as the risk of litigation if things go wrong. The number of fatal accidents in agriculture remains one...

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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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Fats in Rations Farming Note

Fats in Rations Farming Note

The use of fat supplements is increasingly common in UK dairy diets, particularly in TMR fed higher yielding herds. Fats have a very high energy density but are also rela...

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February Checklist

February Checklist

This month’s checklist looks at: Preparing for the upcoming grazing season Available grants NVZ derogations Antimicrobial use Key dates and feed, fuel and m...

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Finance Options for New Machinery Farming Note

Finance Options for New Machinery Farming Note

Read this Farming Note to understand how changes to the machinery Annual Investment Allowance influence options for financing machinery purchases, relative to the availab...

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Hedge Planting Farming Note

Hedge Planting Farming Note

In many areas of the country hedges form an integral part of the countryside. Planting new hedges, and gapping up old ones, helps to maintain the landscape. Hedge plantin...

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