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Archive for August 2019

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With the high temperatures continuing it is important to remember the impact heat stress can have on the milking herd. Our newsletter from July 2018 outlines what heat stress is and advice on how to cope during high temperatures and humidity. If you would like to discuss anything further, please contact our office on 01666 817278 or via email: sarah@douglasgreenconsulting.co.uk and one of our consultants would be happy to help.…
A recent article shared on social media made me think about how our industry is viewed and the opinions we have on our industry. Should we be asking for thanks for producing food or should we be thanking our customers for choosing to do business with us? Farms are, after all, businesses and without our customers we are unable to survive so who deserve the thanks? The article is worth a read as it pinpoints a number of interesting thoughts.…
****NEWSFLASH**** Have you sorted your fertiliser requirements going forward? It may seem a little early to be thinking about input purchases when we are still in the midst of harvest, but sources from Openfield have suggested that planning now could be beneficial to your business. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the potential for a no deal scenario on 31st October the forward price for fertiliser is already starting to reflect suppliers moves to guard against this. Companies are issuing terms that are much stricter on delivery dates and potential charges should delivery not be taken. Yara have published new terms with a November delivery option for N & NS at ~ £14/t higher than the October option. Should we leave with no deal on 31st October the duties on AN / CAN / Urea & Nitrogen Sulphur Grades, DAP & MAP and TSP will all be immediately effected. This is also true for NPK blends and compounds so planning your fertiliser requirements now could help your business in these uncertain times. (Source: Openfield)…
We would like to congratulate Andrew King, one of our local clients, who recently won the Antibiotic Guardian Award for improvements in antibiotic use. Well Done Andrew!!…
We would like to congratulate Emily on her recent success at the Gillingham and Shaftsbury Show. As many of you will know, in her spare time Emily looks after and shows her pedigree flock of Hampshire Down Sheep. This week Emily entered a selection of her homebred ram lambs and ewe lambs at the Gillingham and Shaftsbury Show and had great success with a 1st and 2nd in the ram lamb class, 1st and 2nd in the ewe lamb class, 1st in group of three and also took reserve champion. Well done Emily! …
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