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December 2016

Wynngold Standards at Gatelands Farm

By Tom Stephensons 2 years ago

Gatelands Farm, near Penrith is owned and farmed by Andrew and Angela Barraclough and their two children Tom and Alysha.

Black Box Thinking: The Agricultural View

By Huw McConochie 2 years ago

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In the last 70 years the number of fatal accidents in the aviation industry has been reduced by 94%.

The chances of an accident is one flight out of two million. This impressive improvement has not been achieved by chance but simply by learning from past mistakes and making the necessary changes required in order to prevent it happening again.

Maintaining profitability in UK dairy

By Mark Price 2 years ago

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Farm Margins in 2017

We are all in dairy production for a range of reasons, but ultimately, profitability must be achieved.

This starts with understanding the market; how your milk contract is affected by the market and how that dictates farming practices. There is more variation in milk contracts now than ever, meaning what fits your neighbour may not be suitable for you.

Tour highlights best dairy practice

By Tom Stephensons 2 years ago

Wynnstay’s Dairy Specialist Tom Stephenson organised a successful two day study tour from Thursday 1st December to Friday 2nd December for a group of 16 customers in the Lancashire/Cumbria area.

BVD eradication – can it be done?

By Martin Hope 2 years ago

Many Dairy and Beef producers may ask why it is necessary to test their herd for persistent infection of BVD. After all, they will question, if a Persistently Infected (PI) calf is going to die anyway, won’t things take care of themselves?

BVD eradication – can it be done?

By Martin 2 years ago

Many Dairy and Beef producers may ask why it is necessary to test their herd for persistent infection of BVD. After all, they will question, if a Persistently Infected (PI) calf is going to die anyway, won’t things take care of themselves?

2017/2018 AHDB Recommended List reviewed

By Pinstone 3 years ago

It’s that time of year again, when AHDB launch the latest cereals Recommended List data. The 2017/2018 list sees 29 new varieties added in total, with some new considerations for growers in the west.