Agriculture

4 Tips on Running a Successful Poultry Farm

Are you thinking about starting up your own poultry farm? Or maybe you’re already running one but want to know how to make it a success. Follow our 4 top tips on how we think you can make your farm a success. 1. Feed Your Chickens Properly When running your own poultry farm it’s important…

Improve your Offering as an Agricultural Contractor

Being an agricultural contractor often involves a lot of long hours and hard work. As well as that, it might seem that no matter how much you work you can never increase your monthly profit. However, it’s not impossible… Have you thought about improving your offering as an agricultural contractor? Many people are unaware of…

Why are British farmers diversifying?

In 2019, many modern farmers are struggling to make a living. This could be because of the increase in energy costs and lower food prices, not forgetting the impact of Brexit still to come. That’s why the majority of farmers are looking for new ways to make money by diversifying. What is farm diversification? Farm…

Renewable agriculture: How can Moorgate help?

Moorgate Agricultural Finance are industry specialists, who understand agriculture, its complexities and know how to ease the burden of obtaining finance. Our team of experts can fund anything from tractors, balers and trailers, to livestock purchases, feed, fertiliser. Recently we have worked to secure pullet finance for landowners operating in the poultry industry. Our team…

Experts warn a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will ruin Britain’s organic food industry

MP’s will vote on a no-deal Brexit this evening following Theresa May’s huge defeat last night. The Prime Ministers Brexit deal was voted against by 391 to 247. But, industry experts warn Britain’s organic food industry could be ruined overnight if a no-deal Brexit is decided. Certified organic meat, vegetables and even beer will have…

Why is deer farming a good idea?

With less than seven months to go until Brexit, government has asked industry leaders to assess the impact on UK food and farming if an extreme no-deal Brexit happens. At last months Tory Party Conference the subject of food tariffs was raised by the NFU and the Food and Drink Federation. Farm organisations have been…

Advice for Farmers…

The Farmers Guardian reported that Defra has made a conscious decision to allow up to a quarter of the UK’s least efficient farms to go into liquidation following Brexit, raising concerns for the future of family farming. The British people are extremely proud of our locally produced food and traditional farming methods, recognising the contribution…

Refinance of Farm Equipment and Machinery

For farmers who are ‘cash-poor’ refinancing farm equipment or machinery could be a good option. This essentially means freeing up the cash value from assets already owned within a farm business and injecting much needed capital in other areas. This might sound like a risky option, however, if a farmer can access a good finance…

Farm Diversification

At the moment many farmers are engaged with only one or two types of agricultural enterprises, due to varying conditions and circumstances, entire businesses can stagnate. Especially with uncertainties around Brexit it’s impossible to secure a reliable and predictable income. In the meantime, all taxes, expenses and overheads need to be supported. Since there is…

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