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The jubilee function in Charlton Musgrove on the village playing field.

Jubilee fun down the years

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Farmers often feature in village events for several reasons – they have land, kit, are generally practical folk and often...
Cows do not see in black and white – they see yellow, blue and green.

Have you seen the world through a cow’s eyes?

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As well as working as a full-time farm vet, I am also a member on the board of directors for BCVA (The British Cattle...
Summer is here and Ruth Kimber is checking the cattle to make sure they have enough grass and that no gates are left open or fences breached. PHOTO: Pixabay

All the cattle are on the pastures

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All the first cut silage is safely in – it was a tormenting time with the catchy weather, rain then sun. The crop was...
Three main issues can affect sheep feet – scald, foot rot and codd (contagious digital dermatitis).

Lambs are growing at a speedy rate

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The Zwartbles are back at the field and enjoying an abundance of grass. This is clearly providing rich milk to the ewes as the...
Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

Why you should sing to cows…

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“Walking along a peaceful country lane, flanked either side by fields of grazing cows, lazing in the May sunshine, I’ll confess this crime, I...
by Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS, Friars Moor Livestock Health

What to look for as we approach the end of calving

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As we approach the end of the spring calving season, we have started to see a rise in the number of outbreaks of scour...
Kimbers Farm Shop,

Farmer’s Diary – Kimbers Farm Shop

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Many more of the animals are now out to pasture, and the grass is really beginning to grow well. However, the cold nights are...
Ruth Kimber Farmer's Diary

Happiness is a curly tail

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Farmer’s Diary by Ruth Kimber. We are in the middle of our end-of-year stock takes, which is not too bad for the farm, but counting...
Spring sheep by By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health

What to look for at turnout this Spring

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The sun is finally shining and there is some warmth in the air as I write this – I really hope it stays! As...
Farmer Diary, Ruth Kimber, Blackmore Vale Magazine

Fertiliser shortages and food security solutions

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We are really enjoying some lovely Spring weather at the moment; Tom is applying some fertiliser to the land to ensure we have a...

Latest Farming Stories

Jubilee fun down the years

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Farmers often feature in village events for several reasons – they have land, kit, are generally practical folk and often...

Have you seen the world through a cow’s eyes?

0
As well as working as a full-time farm vet, I am also a member on the board of directors for BCVA (The British Cattle...

All the cattle are on the pastures

0
All the first cut silage is safely in – it was a tormenting time with the catchy weather, rain then sun. The crop was...