Each issue of Practical Farm Ideas is filled with cost cutting innovations and methods devised by farmers. There are three separate section in each issue:
Made it Myself: Farm machinery adaptations and new builds from the workshop. Find out how problems have been solved by smart thinking and workshop time on livestock, cropping and specialist farms.
Soil+ Cover Cropping International: Improving soil condition and reducing erosion is achieved through zero-till methods, different crop rotations and cover cropping. The section was started in 2012 and has a good deal of practical information. Arable farmers wanting to reduce costs should definitely read all the Soil+ articles.
Financial Focus: Management of budgets, cash and capital; information on farm succession; using futures trading... all will reduce costs and lift the financial status of the farm business.
General Info on Practical Farm Ideas: The magazine goes back to 1992, back issues are available and combine to create a huge encyclopaedia of farming innovations. Articles can be downloaded from the website, and there's a Index to use as well. The magazine has around 12,000 readers, mainly in the UK and Ireland but is posted world-wide.
Take a look at www.farmideas.co.uk and pick up a practical solution today! There's plenty of free content, starting on the Home Page. Recent projects include a home designed and built 16:16 rapid entrance and exit milking parlour for 350 cows; a heavily modified (and improved) Deere 750A drill... in all there are over 4,000 projects.