How is the harvest progressing on your farm? This is the number one question farmers face as they monitor their final yields and approach the grain market season. Despite scattered showers over the past few weeks, harvest rates continue to push forward with high projected yields.
Hamish McKay and Richard Loe from Magic Talk Radio's Rural Exchange have run a trio of interviews featuring Figured. Recently they caught up with our very own John Gibson, Richard Wheeler from rural accounting firm Sidekick Rural, and John Rushton, a helicopter pilot turned farmer based in mid-Canterbury to gather their insights on the latest happenings across the rural sector. Take a listen to the short audio segments.
As the nights get shorter and tractors spend more time in sheds than in fields, it’s the time when farms can start to analyse what went well in the previous season - and what didn't go so well. We caught up with Ryan Gue, of Huddlestone Farmers, a mixed dairy, sheep, beef and arable farm with holdings in West Sussex and the Scottish Borders, about harvest 2021 and the implications for the year ahead.
After finding their previous farm finance platform painful and time-consuming, Jayne and Tim haven’t looked back since they switched their southland farm to Figured.
One of the questions we’re sometimes asked is “Why do I need Figured when I have Xero already?” It’s a fair question and one we answer through describing the unique nature of farm accounting. Our business started from the ground up as a cloud-first specialist agricultural tool. Figured starts where the standard financial packages end, and better reflects the specific accounting needs of farming.
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.
This month the focus for us has been on the Irish market, with the launch of ifac’s FarmPro service. So to continue that theme, this week we sat down for a chat with one of the farmers currently working with the FarmPro advisory team, William McCullagh, to discuss his operation, the FarmPro service, and how it is helping him.
Oscar van Der Spruit is one of Figured UK’s early users, and as well as running his own business, he also works alongside his son running a Dairy farm in the west of Scotland. We recently sat down for a chat with Oscar to discuss Covid-19's impact on agriculture, the importance of planning, and agritech adoption.