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SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 2PM FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018 AT TEWKESBURY TOWN HALL

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018 at 2PM   On behalf of the Tewkesbury Town Council we are delighted to announce the details for the annual hay auction for the Severn Ham .   This year’s auction which will take place at 2pm on Friday 25th May at the Tewkesbury Town Hall…. Read More

Posted on May 15th, 2018 by

For Sale – Glover Hill Farm, Uckinghall, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer the sale of Glover Hill Farm, Uckinghall a 16.5 acre farm with a three bedroom house and a range of buildings.         SITUATION Glover Hill Farm is located in the peaceful village of Uckinghall nestled between the picturesque Malvern Hills and Cotswold Areas of Outstanding Natural… Read More

Posted on April 24th, 2018 by

Business Rates – what are they and why am I paying them?

Business rates as they are commonly referred to are actually called Non-Domestic Rates and therefore can apply to any property classed as non-domestic whether used privately or as part of a business. They are a form of local taxation which are collected by the local council to help pay for local services.   Your rating… Read More

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by

A great evening supporting RABI’s charity farm walk

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the South Central region of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) at their charity farm walk on Friday 6th July 2018. The farm walk was held at Guiting Manor Farms Ltd in the Cotswolds.   There were around 100 people in attendance for the farm tour which took us… Read More

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by

Living without Europe and Subsidies

Business Plan

Preparing for Brexit and the loss of the Basic Payment Scheme is causing businesses to rethink the way they have been operating. Many are focusing on finding efficiencies, diversifying into new areas or restructuring the businesses. So what are the opportunities for your business? Business Planning and Succession Having a five-year business plan of how… Read More

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by

Land at Shurdington, Cheltenham

DESCRIPTION The property extends to approximately 136 acres (55.21 ha) of pasture in 10 field parcels and can be accessed via Leckhampton Lane just off the A46. The land is classified as Grade 4. AGREEMENT DETAILS The land is offered on a summer grazing agreement commencing 18th May 2018 until the 30th September 2018. CROPPING… Read More

Posted on May 4th, 2018 by

Successful Countryside Stewardship Workshop

On Thursday 12th April Carver Knowles joined forces with Green Farm Seeds to put on a Countryside Stewardship workshop attended by farmers from Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. The evening focused on two important aspects of the scheme, the application process and the establishment and maintenance of the available options. The Government have stated that they will… Read More

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by

New Countryside Stewardship Evening

Carver Knowles and Green Farm Seeds are hosting an evening on the New Countryside Stewardship Scheme Venue: Pardon Hill Farm, Prescott, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 9RD Date: Thursday 12th April at 5.30pm – 7.00pm The evening is aimed at farmers and landowners with Environmental Stewardship (ELS and HLS) agreements that are coming to an end in 2018 or… Read More

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by

Farming Rules for Water

On the 2nd April the new DEFRA requirements “Farming Rules for Water” will be introduced. These are supported by legislation in the form of The Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Pollution (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/151). This comes from the EU Water Framework Directive which seeks to “set a baseline of good practice across the… Read More

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by

Small grants for farmers

Grant funded dairy improvements

The Rural Payments Agency has introduced its Small Grant Scheme under the Countryside Productivity programme and the application window is now open. The grant is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and gives grant funding towards for specific pieces of agricultural equipment which are targeted at improving efficiency, welfare and resource management. The… Read More

Posted on February 27th, 2018 by

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