The Moredun Foundation Award Scheme 2019 is now open

For more information and an application form please visit the website: The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity that is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Up to £2,000 is available per award. It is  Open to individuals over the age of 18 with the condition that they are […]


AHDB is looking for 5 new farms to take part in their Strategic Farm Programme, which has been set up to demonstrate the benefits of implementing best practice on farms and improve the financial performance of businesses.   Over a 2 year period, the programme looks at business performance including breeding, animal health, grassland management and […]

Upcoming Countryside Stewardship claims deadlines

Farmers will need to check their own Countryside Stewardship Agreements as this will detail the claim deadlines applicable to them, but generally speaking: For CS Mid Tier agreements with a January 2017 start date, capital works should have been completed and paid for by 31st December 2018, and the claim needs to be submitted 3 months later (by […]

Fallen Stock Charges and BSE Testing

From 1st April 2019, farmers will have to pay £6.25+VAT for BSE testing of fallen stock more than 48 months old as the government passes the cost of the surveillance programme onto the industry.  This comes at a time when collection charges are rising as a result of the poor market for hides, with falling demand […]

“No Deal” Brexit Planning

Although a “No Deal” Brexit now looks very unlikely for 29th March, last night’s EU summit could mean this is still a possibility.  If MPs do not approve Theresa May’s Withdrawal Deal next week, the UK has until 12th April to set out its next steps, or leave without a Deal.   The Government has […]

Waste Transfer Notes

You must register if you do any of these things as part of your business: transport waste buy, sell or dispose of waste arrange for someone else to buy, sell or dispose of waste You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register. Registration is usually free if you only transport waste you […]