Category Archive: Farming

‘Greening Simplification’ – Changes affecting BPS 2018

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Further details have now been released surrounding the European Union’s decision to alter the greening regulations and these changes will influence BPS applications in 2018. DEFRA have confirmed that the ban of Plant… Continue reading

SBK Sponsor Hanbury Countryside Show

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We were very pleased to once again sponsor the Hanbury Countryside Show, a traditional one day agricultural Show held annually in Hanbury, Worcestershire. Featuring impressive displays of horses, cattle, sheep and horticulture, it is… Continue reading

£1,000 Raised for Thames Valley Air Ambulance

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In November 2016 members and guests of the Sibford Farming Club in Oxfordshire held their annual charity Dinner dance at the Cotswolds Hotel & Spa, Chipping Norton and raised £1000 for the local… Continue reading

Kittie Ford, FAAV

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Kittie Ford, a Rural Chartered Surveyor at Sheldon Bosley Knight, received her official certificate for Fellowship of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) recently at the Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers AGM. Kittie… Continue reading

Wealth Management and Succession Planning

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It is often said that farmers and landowners are asset rich and cash poor, and given recent agricultural profitability this generalisation may have become more pertinent. Managing high value assets is often essential… Continue reading

Congratulations to Kittie Ford

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Congratulations to Kittie Ford from our Rural Land Agency team who has just passed her CAAV exams and qualified as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. The CAAV exam for… Continue reading

Livestock Movements – simpler rules from 2016 to 2017

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The future of livestock movements will be influenced by changes announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The system, welcomed by those in the farming industry including the National… Continue reading

Woodland Creation and Hedge Planting Grants with the Woodland Trust

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In the wake of Brexit, uncertainty now hangs above the Rural Development Programme for England (RPDE). The future availability of funding for woodland creation is questionable, however other avenues do offer alternatives, such… Continue reading

LEADING LADY OF AGRICULTURE ENJOYS SUCCESS WITH SBK

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Following the recent launch/merger of new company Sheldon Bosley Knight Ltd, Laura Gaydon has been promoted to Director of the new business. Laura, a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central… Continue reading

Visit to the Allerton Project – Showcasing Farming, Wildlife and the Environment

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Last month rural surveyors Laura Gaydon and Ted Beale of Sheldon Bosley Knight visited the Allerton Project on the Loddington Estate, a working demonstration farm in Leicestershire, by kind permission of the Game… Continue reading