agriculture

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…

Self Storage

Moorgate Agricultural Finance have seen a record number of farmers purchasing self-storage units (containers) to rent out. Why? Because it offers farmers the opportunity to develop a profitable business without the commitment of investing a lot of time and energy into managing the business. The self-storage sector has proven to be one of the, if…

Livestock Finance

Countryfile Live reported the devastating impact the falling price of milk is having on our dairy farmers. They suggested ‘the UK’s dairy farmers are in crisis, with as many as half of dairy farmers going out of business in the last 10 years.’ For some it means they are now getting only 25 pence-per-litre for…

Moorgate Finance nominated for rural business award

Moorgate Agricultural Finance has been nominated for a Rural Business Award. The nomination is for the ‘Best Rural Professional Services Business’ category in the midlands. The team are up against CPW Daniell, McCartney’s, Halls and CXCS. The agricultural sector has three brokers who have years of experience and agricultural knowledge. The experts have worked hard…

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