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In the last few weeks Farmers & Mercantile have been called in to inspect machinery at two farms where accidents had just occurred. The common threads of both cases were: Machinery inspections should have occurred before the accidents. HSE instructed … Continue reading
The season of 1976 produced exceptional growing conditions, with a wet late spring followed by one of our hottest and driest summers on record and all capped off by one of the worst lifting seasons in the history of growing … Continue reading
In reviewing 2012, volatility and extremes come to mind. Whilst the weather made the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, volatility in the markets was just as evident. Agri inflation reached 13% with animal feed, fuel and fertilisers causing … Continue reading
Insuring newly purchased stock bulls isn’t something to do at the last minute. Matt McWhirter, Ayr branch manager – Farmers & Mercantile was quoted recently in Farmers Guardian. Key tips to protect your investment include: Isolation of the bull for … Continue reading
Alec Bond, Farmers & Mercantile – Ludlow, Shropshire recently had the following article published in the Shropshire Farmer. Q. What can I do to limit the impact of a machinery fire on my business? A. It’s that time of year … Continue reading
This was the Weardale Agricultural Society’s 143rd annual show, held at St John’s Chapel, Weardale, County Durham on the 25th August 2012, surprisingly a wet day! www.weardale-show.co.uk Farmers & Mercantile Insurance Brokers sponsored the Shorthorn Class.
Much to everyone’s dismay, none more so than the show’s tireless organisers – the 2012 Boroughbridge and Aldborough show has had to be postponed until September 2nd. Whilst the horticultural exhibits will still take place in the local village hall … Continue reading
Ed Davey, on-farm consultant based in the Yorkshire office of Farmers & Mercantile, recently had an article published in FarmBusiness MoneyMatters. The article titled “Make sure you take good care of the family ‘jewels’” appeared on 6th July 2012.
Tom Forster, Head of Underwriting at Farmers and Mercantile recently had an article published in Farm Business. Tom was discussing the benefits owners and managers of well managed farms can achieve – in safety and cost saving. To read the … Continue reading
What insurance covers are available for my renewable energy installations? We have seen a large number of farming clients that have chosen to install renewable energy plants, most commonly to harness wind and solar energies. Most clients are choosing contractors … Continue reading