- Contract Farming
- Farm Management Consultancy
- Farm Planning & Design
- Project Management
- Applied Handling
- Agricultural HR Management & Consultancy Services
With the proven data analysis skills employed within Applied we offer a 24/7 optimisation service, specifically designed to support broiler farmers across the globe.
By independently monitoring client facilities we help them improve farm performance by being proactive rather than reactive. Our service is managed and delivered remotely via our own data gathering technologies which are installed on farm and linked via the internet to our Information platforms for analysis and decision making. We provide bespoke packages to meet your specific requirements and offer different levels of service (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
OPTIfarm offers the following proven benefits:
- Stabilising the shed environments
- Providing the potential to reduce the use of medication
- Improving bird health and welfare
- Enhancing farm manager knowledge
- Ensuring transfer of the latest management techniques
- Assisting farm veterinary practices
- Improving communication between the farm and its customers.
At Applied Group we have a proven formula for establishing a successful contract farming
relationship with clients who want to have a successful broiler unit as part of their wider farming
activities without actually operating the sites on their own.
Contracts are bespoke to meet the individual clients needs and range from complete management agreements to effectively shared responsibilities. Our aim is to add value to their business through our experience, expertise and resources.
As we operate our own farming sites at Applied Group we are happy to assist our clients with any part of their own broiler business through our management consultancy services. Through this service we help with business plans, benchmarking, efficiency reviews, etc. Applied Group is also acknowledged and used by a major high street bank to assist them in appraising and sometimes assisting other broiler businesses as necessary.
A good broiler unit starts with a good site design and at Applied Group we are happy to help our clients design
their sites in accordance with the latest legislative requirements whilst giving consideration to our
previous experiences with planning and regulatory bodies. We are able to assist clients to achieve a
successful planning outcome as well as acquiring any necessary environmental permits they may need.
As the demands of a construction project can be very onerous at Applied Group we have developed a service that helps our clients develop units that are delivered on time, on budget and safely. We are able to benchmark build costs against other projects we are running and liaise between client and contractors as necessary. Service levels range from periodic site visits to us placing a full time project manager on site every day.
As part of the services the Applied Group provide in the agricultural sector, our new team in Applied Handling are working in partnership with Devenish Nutrition, who provide leading edge nutritional solutions for the intensive livestock sectors. We are managing and developing bespoke delivery services for their products, supplying innovative solutions and a personal service to their end customers across the UK from our base in Derbyshire.
Agricultural HR Management & Consultancy Services
Managing staff on farm effectively requires specialist knowledge and experience both of the industry and of current employment legislation. Here at Applied Group we have a team of dedicated HR professionals that are able to fulfil both these requirements.
We can offer you a bespoke service from dealing with an individual one-off issue to managing all your HR requirements, in the following areas:
- Contract Negotiation
- Performance/Probationary Reviews
- Personal Development Planning
- Holiday and sickness management
- Disciplinary/dismissal/grievance procedures