Category: Farming tips

How contract farming agreements provide the answer to an ageing farming industry

27th May 2021

As they recently announced, the UK government plans to encourage older farmers to retire in order to make room for younger farmers. One part of a larger scheme to overhaul grants given to the farming community, the broader plan aims...

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Peaks and Troughs: The Farming Community & Mental Health

10th May 2021

It’s common knowledge that farming is a demanding occupation, and like all occupations, it comes with its risks. However, some risks are more visible than others, and potentially the one that affects the majority of farmers is the one that’s...

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What does the future of farming in the UK look like?

16th April 2021

On January 1 2021, the Government’s Agriculture Bill took over from the Common Agricultural Policy; spelling a new era for farming in the UK. The Brexit transition period ended, and the UK officially left the European Union, signalling the beginning...

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Silage: What you need to know in 2021

26th January 2021

In the 1970s, hay was the feedstuff of choice for many farmers across the UK. Over 80% of the grass preserved in the UK was hay, but, by the 1990s, it had been superseded by silage. Often reserved for sheep...

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