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Milk Manager News December 2017

In the December edition of Milk Manager News: Causes of Cystic Ovaries, Why are my Cows not Milking? Genetic and Genomic Improvement in Dairy Cows, Milking the Industry – FAS Panel Night, Salmonella Dublin Bulk Tank Serology Testing, and dates for your diary.

ILMP case study: Beauty Bhowmik, High Cleughearn Farm

In 2015, Beauty Bhowmik and her husband Devproteek, decided to change careers and move their family from London to East Kilbride to start a farm business. Being new to farming, Beauty contacted the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) for general advice and information on soil management. FAS encouraged her to apply for an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP) to get the best out of the new business.

AgriBusiness News December 2017

New Entrants Financial Planning

Tips on understanding a business plan and how to create one

Rationing the Suckler Cow For Improved Efficiency

A brief guide to feed terminology and silage analysis

TN685 – Sulphur Recommendations for Crops

Sulphur (S) is an essential crop nutrient that has received less attention in the past as the supply from industrial emissions sources have been sufficient to meet annual requirements for many crop types. As atmospheric deposition of S continues to decline due to reduced emissions from industrial sources, the risk of S deficiency affects an increasingly wide area of farmed land.

Mentoring case study: Iain Withers, Narrowboat Farm

In April 2017, Iain Withers, a new entrant to farming, started his own business – Narrowboat Farm, a small-scale market garden in Linlithgow.

One-to-one support for new entrants

One-to-one advice and grant support for new entrants to farming and crofting