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A Farming Fairytale

DairyCo’s Farmer Intentions Survey for 2012 shows British dairy farmers giving a vote of confidence for the medium to long term outlook for both the industry and their own farm businesses.

36% of farmers in Britain said they intend to… Continue reading

Seasons & Reasons

After having let our cows out to graze exactly a month ago, we have had to bring some of them back indoors today. In an attempt to address the impending drought, Mother Nature has decided to send rain by the… Continue reading

AHDB Education

The Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board (AHDB), in association with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), recently commissioned research into current perceptions of children aged 7-15 on food, farming and the countryside, which has been used in the development of the… Continue reading

Out-wintering cattle

I attended a very interesting meeting at Kinston Maurward College today, which was all about out-wintering cattle. The meeting was run by the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), based at The University of Aberystwyth.

There were two… Continue reading

Christmas update

Dear All

Just to say I received another 39 printed survey FRD returns today, taking us to around 300 in total. It is really rewarding to find the odd hand written note stapled to survey forms actually saying “thank you… Continue reading

Unfit mothers?

I was interested to read in a recent edition of International Dairy Topics (Practical information for progressive dairy professionals) that modern day dairy cows are failing to provide milk of a suitable quality for feeding their offspring. According to Neil… Continue reading

Autumn Recycling

You can tell if you’re walking through a free range dairy farm because you’ll find these – cow pats!

Our cows are enjoying some sunny days out in the fields. The grass is still growing well. But, there are signs… Continue reading

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