BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME PAYMENTS

From 1st December, the Rural Payments Agency started to send out 2018 BPS payments and we are starting to get calls from farmers about their payments.  How to query your payment If you think your payment isn’t right, wait until you receive your Claim Statement and check your land parcel information as the RPA may […]

Lots to consider with Calf Rearing

Over 60 farmers joined the Farmer Network at Moor House, Orton on Thursday 29th November.  The topic for the day was calf rearing, looking at health, housing and nutrition. The Mawson family kindly agreed to host this event at Moor House, where Mark is the 4th generation of the family to farm.  Mark runs the […]

Christmas fuel ordering dates

It’s getting to that time of year again … Christmas is just around the corner and with that in mind, please check your fuel tanks sooner rather than later. We are encouraging members to order fuel in the next couple of weeks to avoid delays in deliveries towards the run up to Christmas as its […]

The Farmer Network is inviting farmers to attend events in late November looking at grass nutrition, soil management and land drainage.

On Thursday 22nd November, from 10am, James Bretherton of Ag Scope will be at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve on Eycott Hill looking at the nutritional values of upland grasses and how managing species-rich grassland can provide benefits to livestock. He will also discuss soil assessment and prevention of soil erosion.  Farmers should come to […]

Ready for new income growth with willow?

We plant in Spring but contract and land preparations start this back end. Worry free, hassle free with no middlemen. Partner with Iggesund for more time and income. Enjoy walks through and alongside the willow, and watch your profits grow. SRC Willow crop is also very good for NFM Natural Flood Management, 2nd highest after Oak […]

Summer grazing available for cattle

We have a member in the Kirkby Stephen area who has availability for summer 2019 grazing for 30-40 cattle (no bulls). This is due to a current stewardship programme the member is currently in. For more information please contact head office on 01768 868615 and we will pass your details on to the member for him […]

Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill has now gone to Committee stage in the House of Commons and you can submit comments to the Committee – see the following link for details https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2018/october/have-your-say-on-the-agriculture-bill/ Please talk to your MPs about the impact of the Bill on your business, particularly those of you in Sue Hayman’s constituency as she is […]