H&H Insurance Brokers reiterates how new developments in smallholder activity may expose farmers to hitherto unforeseen liabilities.
If you have livestock (particularly cows) on your farm, then slurry will be a part of your working life. It plays a vital role in the cultivation of your land, but you’ll also know that it can be one of the most dangerous things on your farm if mismanaged.
As a specialist in arranging insurance for livestock, mainly on alpacas, llamas, pedigree cattle and other farm animals plus smallholder’s liability – Jacinta Nastali gives us her opinion on why insurance is so important.
When farm businesses take out insurance, it is of course to protect their business along with the people, the buildings, the machinery and for a livestock farmer, it is also for their livestock as one of our clients recently found out.
This is the time of the year when many farms, large and small, across the country, are in the holiday season so whether you are a large farming enterprise, a smallholder or hobby farmer, we remind you of the importance of Employer’s Liability insurance.
The task of properly protecting your land can be arduous, especially if you own multiple outhouses and compounds or are located amongst unusual terrain – but it can be well worth the time and effort if it keeps land, property, machinery and any animals you house safe from thieves and predators.
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It’s been a busy start to the Alpaca show calendar this year for Jacinta Nastali, Armitage in-Livestock camelid insurance specialist, so we thought we’d share a few photographs of the champions so far.
The Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) Open Farm Sunday is a great initiative which many farmers get involved in. The event this year on Sunday 10 June, provides an opportunity to invite and educate both young and old alike, on what it’s like to be a farmer.
Average UK temperatures are on the rise, prompting a warning for farmers to keep an eye on the temperatures of their sheds – paying particular attention to dairy sheds and broilers.