Farmer Writes: family farm succession is a difficult business
Joe Collingborn
Joe Collingborn explains his experience of succession planning - how it is daunting for both parties involved and how it takes a lot of time and preparation.
5 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: rented land prices are alarming
Should I rent more land and use less fertiliser or rent less land and use more fertiliser, asks Joe Collingborn.
8 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: lots of take-home's from Dairy-Tech at Stoneleigh Park
Joe has also recently bought a brand new 57hp tractor and says he wishes he bought it years ago.
Farmer Writes: it takes 24 hours to make or break a political career
Joe Collingborn on why the Labour Party being in government might not be such a bad thing for farming.
31 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: First Milk, Diddly Squat and drought
At home, things are proving difficult, as we have had no rain in the south-west for several weeks, writes Joe Collingborn.
4 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: phenomenal prices being paid for milking cows
Joe Collingborn recently sold a batch of in-calf heifers and is trying to discover why prices are so high for milking cows.
26 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: what goes up must come down
Farmer Joe Collingborn talks food security, grain prices and the benefits of using his new Hereford bull this year.
24 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: A seemingly bright future for milk prices
Grass is taking off at last on Joe Collingborn's farm, despite his efforts to pull back a little on fertiliser applications this spring.
16 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: hopefully the era of cheap food has come to an end
Although farmers may not be appreciated for their efforts, the public must realise they have to pay the cost of production for some of life’s essentials, writes Joe Collingborn.
24 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: organic - to be or not to be?
Farming without fertiliser costs sounds like a good option, writes Joe Collingborn.
18 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: warm weather turns to rain and compaction concerns
The weather has turned on Joe Collingborn and he has almost too much residual growth left over from the autumn and is anxious to get it grazed.
21 February 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: skilled labour in dairying a problem
When an important member of the staff leaves and cannot be financially replaced there is no other option than to sell.
15 January 2022 Farmer Writes