Do farmers qualify for this


Some farmers, or at least their wives, should be paid to live in what are often out-dated, draughty, cold, rambling, deteriorating piles of junk with leaking roofs.


North East
Its not worth the hassle,
Woman i know , said its extra on personal allowance, not tax back,
So saving was about £60 not 315
They work it out at standard £6 per week. So £1.20 per week if 20% tax payer.
You can claim more than the standard £6 per week if your extra costs of homeworking are higher but you must provide evidence.
It is not really worth the bother. I save far more in fuel and time (over 2 hours per day travelling time) with home working than the extra costs incurred on electricity and heating.

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...