Category: British Farming

Glamping – Equine or Farm Business Diversification

Glamping - Pods - Luxury pods - Log cabins - Yurts

Glamping Diversification Glamping is a popular option for Equine and farm businesses diversification. Equine and farm businesses typically have barns and outbuildings on their agricultural land, this opens up the opportunity for diversifying into farm stay accommodation, farm shops, farm parks, farm cafe’s or wedding venues. The issue with these equine or farm diversification projects is the cost associated with barn or derelict building conversion is exhaustive, unpredictable and the return on investment can amount to several years. This can…

Nematodirus warning as weather warms

Nematodirus

Sheep farmers need to be on guard as the weather finally warms there is a high risk of nematodirus! With the UK temperature finally set to rise to a more appropriate level for this time of year, and as we our finally going to get weather appropriate for Spring. Typically this is going to cause farmers or rather sheep farmers another set back, namely nematodirus.…

Lambing losses causes lamb value increase

Lambing Losses - Sheep - Ovine

This years wet weather has caused higher lambing losses than usual and the AHDB’s forecast lamb rear rate has been revised to 3% down this season compared to 2017. This years lamb losses have caused high lamb prices which early lamb producers of 2018 will benefit from, UK supplies will be low as will imports.…

World Food and Agriculture Conference

World Food and Agriculture Conference Date: 14 March 2018 – 16 March 2018 Location: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow, London The World Food and Agricultural Conference welcomes a global audience to the Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, London for the 2018 event organised by researchnest organisation.    …

Holiday Accommodation Diversification – Share your Experience

Holiday accommodation - Farm Diversification - Farm Lodges

If you’ve diversified into holiday accommodation please tell us your experiences, whether you’ve just started or been at it for years, share the pros and cons and what you’ve learnt along the way. If you would like to help others with their farm diversification research please answer our questions below, feel free to discuss what you feel is most relevant and add on any information you like. Agrismart will feature your story on our website and place a small ad…

Agricultural Land – Farm Diversification Options

Agricultural Land - Farm Diversification - Leisure and tourism

Farmers have an asset that can be utilised in farm diversification projects, and that’s their agricultural land. There are many unique challenges in farming and many changes ahead due to Brexit and the looming end to farm subsidies. Legislation will change a lot with the break from Europe and as yet the outcome is still unknown. All of this uncertainty within agriculture is encouraging farmers to look at other opportunities and farm diversification projects, often focused around taking advantage of…

Compulsory EID Cattle Tagging – YES OR NO?

EID Cattle Tagging YES OR NO

In December 2017, the Animal identification and Movements of Livestock Team which is part of DEFRA, held consultations with all existing Animal ID Tag companies to discuss the standards that should be out in place for the compulsory roll out of EID tagging for cattle in the UK.  This has been done without any consultation of our farmers.…