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Dairy: Business Resilience

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MMN May 2024 – Funding for Business Energy Efficiency

Electricity use accounted for around 3% of the average dairy farmers costs in Scotland in the 2022/23 Scottish Farm Business Survey (and was 4.32% of fixed costs). As such, improving…

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MMN July 2024 – Top Performing Dairy Farmers

In 2017, AHDB commissioned The Andersons Centre to identify the characteristics which define the top performing dairy farms in the UK. The report has been...

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MMN May 2024 – Funding for Business Energy Efficiency

Electricity use accounted for around 3% of the average dairy farmers costs in Scotland in the 2022/23 Scottish Farm Business Survey (and was 4.32% of...

Read more >

Slurry Lagoon Storage and Construction

Six Key Steps to a Compliant Build: 1) Create a Slurry and Manure Management Plan & RAMS map Completing a Slurry and Manure Management Plan...

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MMN January 2024 – Sourcing Finance

Whether you are looking for some funding to help tide you over a difficult financial period or you are looking to reinvest in the business,...

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Building Good Financial Habits With Cash Flow Forecasting

The statistics are clear; 80% of small businesses go under due to cash flow problems, not lack of profit. Building business resilience with good financial...

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MMN November 2023 – The Power of Benchmarking

The importance of understanding the financial data within your business was one of the sessions at a recent dairy conference “Challenging the Norm: Future Dairy...

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MMN November 2023 – Reducing Energy Costs on Dairy Farms

Electricity typically represents 4% of a dairy farm’s variable costs (AHDB, 2021). The main areas of energy consumption are milk cooling (31%), water heating (23%)...

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Agribusiness News September 2023 – Milk

Negative sentiment in dairy markets continue….. Milk volumes are still in the seasonal decline, but production is still slightly ahead of last year. Most processors...

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Dealing with labour shortages on dairy farms

Farm labour represents a major cost in dairy enterprises and is increasingly becoming a key challenge facing dairy farmers. Research by Arla (2022) has suggested...

Read more >

Farm Labour shortages, free upskilling events, and a conversation with The Soil Association

Welcome back to the Rural Round-up hosted by me, Kerry Hammond. This show is produced in association with the Scottish Government. On today’s episode Tiffany,...

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MMN July 2023 – How Resilient is your Dairy Farm?

As milk prices continue to drop, now is the time to consider whether your dairy business is resilient to survive the financial challenges that unexpected...

Read more >

Milk Manager News May 2023 – Specialist Advice Plans

With the changing situation of declining milk price and still relatively high input costs, now is a great time to take stock of the financial...

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Milk Manager News May 2023 – Farm Business Survey Results

Every year the Scottish Government publishes the Farm Business Survey results which gives the latest economic picture of Scottish farming. The latest results are based...

Read more >

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Dairy Enterprises

A carbon audit is a useful tool to help monitor the technical efficiencies of a dairy enterprise. The carbon footprint shows the level of greenhouse...

Read more >

The Slurry Hurry

On the 30th of January 2023, Scottish Government launched the next round of funding under the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS). The scheme is Scotland’s foremost...

Read more >

Improving Energy Efficiency on the Dairy Farm

Steep rises in electricity costs in the last year have brought energy efficiency into sharp focus for all dairy farmers. There are a number of...

Read more >

An Introduction to Cross Compliance

Confused by cross compliance? FAS have produced a series of videos explaining what cross compliance is and highlighting some of the most common rules under...

Read more >

Milk Manager News September 2022

The September 2022 edition of Milk Manager News is now available. Along with the regular articles on Milk Market Update and Straights Update; this month...

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Joint Ventures – What Are The Opportunities For Livestock Enterprises?

Whether you are looking to set up a new venture as a new/young entrant or looking to expand an existing business or are looking to...

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Business Planning Fact Sheet

Whether you are starting up a new business, looking to invest in or expand your existing business, want to consider your options as you approach...

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Developing Safe Farming Practices – How to Complete a Risk Assessment

Managing health and safety on farms is essential to ensure that you, your workers, family members and others are safe at work. Completing a risk...

Read more >

Livestock Monthly: Dairy (June 2021)

In the latest of our livestock monthly podcasts episodes hosted by Beef Specialist Robert Ramsay of SAC Consulting, we talk dairy with Colin Mason of...

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Seasonal Workforce: Terms and Conditions – A Practical Guide for Workers and their Employees

As Scotland prepares for its peak period for employing seasonal workers and with the aims of the Scottish Government to create a Fair Work Nation...

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Milk Manager News January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Milk Manager News is now available to download and read. Along with the regular articles on Milk Market Update and...

Read more >

Podcast: Nitrate Vulnerable Zones – Keeping Compliant

Earlier in the year we held a series of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) awareness events.  In this podcast we join Agricultural Consultants Mary-Jane Lawrie and...

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Milk Manager News March 2019

Read the MArch 2019 edition of Milk Manager News here

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MMN July 2024 – Top Performing Dairy Farmers

In 2017, AHDB commissioned The Andersons Centre to identify the characteristics which define the top performing dairy farms in the UK. The report has been...

Read more >

MMN May 2024 – Funding for Business Energy Efficiency

Electricity use accounted for around 3% of the average dairy farmers costs in Scotland in the 2022/23 Scottish Farm Business Survey (and was 4.32% of...

Read more >

Slurry Lagoon Storage and Construction

Six Key Steps to a Compliant Build: 1) Create a Slurry and Manure Management Plan & RAMS map Completing a Slurry and Manure Management Plan...

Read more >

MMN January 2024 – Sourcing Finance

Whether you are looking for some funding to help tide you over a difficult financial period or you are looking to reinvest in the business,...

Read more >

Building Good Financial Habits With Cash Flow Forecasting

The statistics are clear; 80% of small businesses go under due to cash flow problems, not lack of profit. Building business resilience with good financial...

Read more >

MMN November 2023 – The Power of Benchmarking

The importance of understanding the financial data within your business was one of the sessions at a recent dairy conference “Challenging the Norm: Future Dairy...

Read more >

MMN November 2023 – Reducing Energy Costs on Dairy Farms

Electricity typically represents 4% of a dairy farm’s variable costs (AHDB, 2021). The main areas of energy consumption are milk cooling (31%), water heating (23%)...

Read more >

Agribusiness News September 2023 – Milk

Negative sentiment in dairy markets continue….. Milk volumes are still in the seasonal decline, but production is still slightly ahead of last year. Most processors...

Read more >

Dealing with labour shortages on dairy farms

Farm labour represents a major cost in dairy enterprises and is increasingly becoming a key challenge facing dairy farmers. Research by Arla (2022) has suggested...

Read more >

Farm Labour shortages, free upskilling events, and a conversation with The Soil Association

Welcome back to the Rural Round-up hosted by me, Kerry Hammond. This show is produced in association with the Scottish Government. On today’s episode Tiffany,...

Read more >

MMN July 2023 – How Resilient is your Dairy Farm?

As milk prices continue to drop, now is the time to consider whether your dairy business is resilient to survive the financial challenges that unexpected...

Read more >

Milk Manager News May 2023 – Specialist Advice Plans

With the changing situation of declining milk price and still relatively high input costs, now is a great time to take stock of the financial...

Read more >

Milk Manager News May 2023 – Farm Business Survey Results

Every year the Scottish Government publishes the Farm Business Survey results which gives the latest economic picture of Scottish farming. The latest results are based...

Read more >

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Dairy Enterprises

A carbon audit is a useful tool to help monitor the technical efficiencies of a dairy enterprise. The carbon footprint shows the level of greenhouse...

Read more >

The Slurry Hurry

On the 30th of January 2023, Scottish Government launched the next round of funding under the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS). The scheme is Scotland’s foremost...

Read more >

Improving Energy Efficiency on the Dairy Farm

Steep rises in electricity costs in the last year have brought energy efficiency into sharp focus for all dairy farmers. There are a number of...

Read more >

An Introduction to Cross Compliance

Confused by cross compliance? FAS have produced a series of videos explaining what cross compliance is and highlighting some of the most common rules under...

Read more >

Milk Manager News September 2022

The September 2022 edition of Milk Manager News is now available. Along with the regular articles on Milk Market Update and Straights Update; this month...

Read more >

Joint Ventures – What Are The Opportunities For Livestock Enterprises?

Whether you are looking to set up a new venture as a new/young entrant or looking to expand an existing business or are looking to...

Read more >

Business Planning Fact Sheet

Whether you are starting up a new business, looking to invest in or expand your existing business, want to consider your options as you approach...

Read more >

Developing Safe Farming Practices – How to Complete a Risk Assessment

Managing health and safety on farms is essential to ensure that you, your workers, family members and others are safe at work. Completing a risk...

Read more >

Livestock Monthly: Dairy (June 2021)

In the latest of our livestock monthly podcasts episodes hosted by Beef Specialist Robert Ramsay of SAC Consulting, we talk dairy with Colin Mason of...

Read more >

Seasonal Workforce: Terms and Conditions – A Practical Guide for Workers and their Employees

As Scotland prepares for its peak period for employing seasonal workers and with the aims of the Scottish Government to create a Fair Work Nation...

Read more >

Milk Manager News January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Milk Manager News is now available to download and read. Along with the regular articles on Milk Market Update and...

Read more >

Podcast: Nitrate Vulnerable Zones – Keeping Compliant

Earlier in the year we held a series of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) awareness events.  In this podcast we join Agricultural Consultants Mary-Jane Lawrie and...

Read more >

Milk Manager News March 2019

Read the MArch 2019 edition of Milk Manager News here

Read more >

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