We recently sat down for a chat with Lincolnshire farmer, David Dunn, to discuss how he and his family completely changed their family farm from a traditional dairy operation to a diverse farming business - now running a Stabiliser suckler herd, a B&B pig unit, a full nine-stable livery, and third party operation of an an AD plant.
We interviewed Matthew Gorton, Deputy Director of NICRE, in early November 2020 to hear about the newly formed project and what it means for rural areas. For more information see the NICRE website.
Jaci and Tristan are born and bred farmers running Hatton Farm, an Organic grass-based Dairy farm in Shropshire, and Proper Good Dairy - supplying their proper good 100% organic pasteurised milk to local communities through vending machines and outlets. We sat down for a quick chat about their diversification through Proper Good Dairy, the importance of planning for the business and how Figured and Xero help their operation.
In this period of constant uncertainty in which we now operate it has never been more important to have real time optics on the current and future viability of our Farming businesses. The exceptional harvest year has been tough for many, with wild swings in yields across the country. This is in addition to the underlying uncertainty around the trade agreement with Europe, food standard debates around the US trade negotiation, uncertainty around the eventual shape of the subsidy replacementfalse