Farm Profit Programme

Working together ANM Group and the Farmers Journal will deliver timely updates of what’s happening on the ground at the Farm Profit Programme farms in Scotland.
Farm Profit Programme: 10 changes that increased gross margins on the focus farm
Farm Profit Programme: Gross margin up £115/cow across focus farms
The financial performance of the focus farms from year one shows some great progress being made, Declan Marren writes.
By Declan Marren on 29 March 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Hoping for an end to the snow!
Robert Gilchrist brings us up to date with progress at Mains of Auchriachan in a chat with Andy Duffus.
By Robert Gilchrist on 22 March 2018
Farm Profit Programme:  what is a true measure of flock performance?
Output from the sheep enterprise on the focus farms has been flagged as an area that needs to be improved across the board.
By Declan Marren on 15 March 2018
Farm Profit Programme: harnessing the power of on farm data
There is a vast amount of data generated each year that can be used to help make key decisions on farm.
By Robert Gilchrist on 08 March 2018
Farm Profit Programme: bringing heifers into the system
Sourcing replacement heifers was recently debated among the Farm Profit Programme members.
By Declan Marren on 01 March 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Part 2 - How many calves can we wean from 100 cows
In part two of examining Steven Sandison’s Nuffield Report, we look at the factors that influence the differing performance between the top and bottom 10% of the farms surveyed.
By Declan Marren on 22 February 2018
Farm Profit Programme: How many calves can you wean from 100 cows?
The focus farmers got together last week to hear from Nuffield Scholar Steven Sandison
By Declan Marren on 15 February 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Winter cost reduction at Drumforber
As spring cows move on to their pre calving diet, Andrew Gammie speaks to Robert Gilchrist about progress at Drumforber
By Robert Gilchrist on 08 February 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Gearing up for spring
The countdown to calving, lambing and all that goes with it has begun at Arnage. Declan Marren catches up with the Biffen family.
By Declan Marren on 01 February 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Are autumn calvers paying their way?
Robert Gilchrist and Declan Marren look at the pros and cons of an autumn herd on beef farms.
By Robert Gilchrist on 25 January 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Time to tackle soil fertility
Declan Marren and Robert Gilchrist outline the steps to take when drawing up a soil fertility plan.
By Declan Marren on 11 January 2018
What are the key profit drivers for the suckler herd in Scotland
Robert Gilchrist looks at some of the main discussion points from the recent Farm Profit Programme Focus Group open afternoon.
By Robert Gilchrist on 21 December 2017
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