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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

Farm Health & Safety

As an industry, agriculture is by far the worst offender when it comes to health & safety. Our industry represents 1.2% of the British workforce, but accounts for 20% of ...

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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 Protocols

Farm Protocols

A successful dairy farming business strives for outstanding performance and this can be achieved through consistent and accurate work practices. Maintaining standards acr...

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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

February checklist Are your Computers Safe? Are you Milking your Contract? Oil Storage Regulations Preparing for Turnout Timely Tips: Vaccinations, Grass Sta...

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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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FPD - Freezing Point Depression

FPD - Freezing Point Depression

Freezing Point Depression (FPD) is a test used to measure extraneous water in milk. The freezing point of milk is usually in the range of -0.512oC to -0.550oC with an ave...

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General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR

New data protection rules are coming into force on 25th May 2018, which are likely to affect almost all farming businesses to some extent or another. In this issue of ...

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