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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 Vehicles: The Code of the Road Farming Note

Farm Vehicles: The Code of the Road Farming Note

The laws on farm vehicles can be a bit of a minefield and many farmers may not even realise that they are breaking them.  Should I be using red or white diesel? Do I...

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Fertiliser spreader set-up

Fertiliser spreader set-up

Calibrating your fertiliser spreader is an essential task to optimise forage and crop yields and maximise the benefit from the cost of fertilisers.  As fertiliser produc...

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Fibre Supplementation at Grass

Fibre Supplementation at Grass

To improve feed efficiency at grass, fibre supplementation should be considered.

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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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Forage Wagons Farming Note

Forage Wagons Farming Note

Forage wagons offer an alternative to the traditional forager and silage trailer combination. Forage wagons will not suit every situation but where the silage area is in ...

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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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January Checklist

January Checklist

The January checklist covers: New Year’s Resolutions for you & the farm Net Zero by 2040 - what are you going to do differently? GB Ear Tags for Livestoc...

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May Checklist

May Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Pulling back on Production? Management Following 1st Cut Silage Fly Control Have you considered Under-Sowing Maize? Key Dates...

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Milking Frequency Farming Note

Milking Frequency Farming Note

Adjusting both the pattern and frequency of milking can affect the profitability of your business. Could changing your milking pattern, e.g. 10:14 to 12:12 hour milking i...

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Parlour Options for Larger Herds Farming Note

Parlour Options for Larger Herds Farming Note

Installing a new parlour is a big decision as the parlour will be at the core of your dairy production for many years. A new parlour needs to be able to meet today's requ...

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