Two tractors working in a field.© Tim Scrivener
Take control of your machinery costs, as it’s the area where most can be done to make savings, according to the AHDB’s Monitor Farm initiative. Independent rural business consultant Jamie Gwatkin highlighted enormous variation in labour and machinery costs on arable farms from recent benchmarking results. “The range is around £160/ha to £320/ha, so growers should be under no illusions about the importance of them in the current economic climate.” See also: Computer-based tool helps reduce hidden farm costs His concern […]