Barbers Rural News

  • Farming Talk with Mike Taylor

    16th NovemberPosted by Louise Taylor

    Last Wednesday, just before lockdown, I went to see some clients in Suffolk, not my usual stomping ground, but like a bad penny, I occasionally crop up in some unusual places.

    Suffolk is rather different to Shropshire. For a start it has a coastline and with this a major port. Felixstowe is a massive container port handling half of the UK’s container traffic and just at the moment it is particularly visible with two massive towers for the construction of off-shore wind turbines....

  • New Satellite office in Cheshire

    20th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

    As interest in both the professional and agency sides of the business, particularly from Cheshire, has increased dramatically over recent months we have opened a new satellite office at Stapeley House near Nantwich.

    “We are committed to ensuring that we can deliver the same high quality service to farmers and landowners in Cheshire as we do across Shropshire and Staffordshire.” says Rural Surveyor Jonty Cliffe, who also works as a Livestock Auctioneer with Market Drayton Market Ltd “...

  • Latest Newsletter

    20th OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

    Read our latest newsletter with views, comments and relevant information from our professional team.

  • Annabel Fearnall discusses buoyancy in the property market

    2nd OctoberPosted by Louise Taylor

    Read Annabel's article in this week's Farmers Guardian where she talks about the current property market.


  • Open for Business - Just not as usual

    16th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    This week the Governenment announced that Estate Agents could open provided they worked under specific guidelines.  At Barbers Rural we have taken this very seriously and we are working within Government guidelines whilst prioritising the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff.  Most of our team will continue to work remotely from home and whilst the office will be manned with a minimum number of staff it will remain closed to the general pulbic to help prevent the spread of...

  • Interesting article in FarmBusiness online magazine

    9th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Louise was delighted to be asked to contibute an article for the Farm Business online magazine.  Read the full article here

  • COVID-19 and farming - worrying times.

    24th AprilPosted by Louise Taylor

    Read Senior Partner, Mike Taylor's, article in today's Farmers Guardian where he discusses the effect of lockdown on farming.

  • Successful Succession

    9th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

    Louise Taylor writes in the March/April edition of the RICS Land Journal on using a mediation approach to facilitating successful succession planning for farming families.

  • Long term finance has never been cheaper!

    6th MarchPosted by Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor gives opinion on long term finance for farmers

    For the last 12 years since the previous recession economists have been forecasting rising interest rates whilst in reality the rates have stayed much the same or gone further down. This week we have seen some of the lowest long-term rates in living memory with the cost of fixed funds for 25 years offered by the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) at 0.60%, that is 0.15% below current Bank Base rate which in it...

  • Barbers Rural - Coronavirus COVID 19 Guidance

    5th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

    We take the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff very seriously and to this end we have produced a guidance note on the current situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.

    You can download it here.