Focus on detail

Once the farm structure is correct, the attention to detail of every aspect of farming makes a cumulative difference. Use these tools to help focus on the details of your business.

Fuel prices

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

These figures give an overview of the fuel markets, focusing on crude oil and diesel prices on both a monthly and annual basis.  They can be used to determine rolling averages to help you with budgeting.

See the latest fuel prices

Fertiliser prices

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

These monthly prices aim to increase transparency in the market and help you understand and compare price trends for a key input. 

See the latest fertiliser prices

Blend calculator

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork

This allows you to calculate the cost, energy and protein density of home blends. Choose from a list of over 65 different feeds and enter the cost (£/tonne) of those feeds. You can also enter new feeds which are not on the list as long you know the DM, ME and CP values.

Blend calculator

Risk register template

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

A risk register will help you to think about the risks your business faces, how much of risk they are to you and how you might mitigate them to reduced or eliminate the risks. Discuss the risks that face your business with your whole team to ensure there is understanding of why they are a risk, what opportunities there are from them and that you are all working towards their reduction.

Risk register template

Strategy setting webinar

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

This webinar will take you through some of the risks your business may face and how you might mitigate them. It also looks at setting a vision and strategy for your business which can be a good place to start.

Business strategy setting webinar

Grass+ worksheet 13: Value of organic manure applications

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

The value of organic manure applications to land should be taken into account when doing nutrient plans. This worksheet allows you to do a manual calculation of available values - both in terms of nutrients and financial.

Grass+ worksheet 13 - organic manure contribution

Grass+ worksheet 14a: Nitrogen inputs calculator

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

Calculating the nitrogen inputs for field crops from all sources is key to ensuring that crops receive the appropriate levels of inputs. This worksheet allows you to manually calculate the inputs.

Grass worksheet 14a Nitrogen inputs calculator

RB209: Nutrient Management App

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

All seven sections of the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) can now be downloaded as an app.

RB209: Nutrient management app

Potatoes fertiliser calculator

Potatoes

The Potatoes fertiliser calculator is a simple tool that lets you produce fertiliser recommendation for your potato crop.

Fertiliser calculator
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