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NFU president Minette Batters

Farmers’ leader on energy support package

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New Prime Minister Liz Truss set our her energy support package for households and businesses last week. Responding to the announcement, NFU president Minette Batters...
Ultrasound scanning in farm vet work

Ultrasound scanning in farm vet work

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As farm vets out on the road, we carry our office and pharmacy with us in our vehicles. One bit of kit I will...
Thick hedges are home to a huge variety and quantity of wildlife

Thick hedges are home to a huge variety and quantity of wildlife

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The long-awaited rain has given us to date three-quarters of an inch – well, it’s a start! Calving season has started – modern breeding has...
Tractor Fun fun

Tractor fun run

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A tractor run for vintage and modern tractors, hosted by Di and James Hiscock of Caundle Marsh, will be held on Sunday 25 September...
Himalayan Balsam is a pretty pink plant, but is very invasive, soon choking native vegetation. PHOTO: Manfred Antranias Zimmer/Pixabay

Home food production has never been more important since the war

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By Ruth Kinber. Still no meaningful rain. The cows are now being supplemented with second cut silage and the dry and young stock with straw....
Alice Miller ran a foundation course in fertility for the British Cattle Veterinary Association.

Fertility work and teaching

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Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS. Friars Moor Livestock Health. One of the best things about being a vet is the variety that comes with the job....
Ryland’s farm

Countrymen UK celebrates its 10th anniversary at Ryland’s farm

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Innovative local club helps men with life-limiting conditions access farm and countryside activities to improve their quality of life and mental health Farmer’s daughter Julie...
Friars Moor Livestock Health will be at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show.

Roll up, roll up – it’s show time!

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Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS, Friars Moor Livestock Health. One of the highlights of the farming calendar for many is show season. I love an agricultural...
Showing sheep is not just about waking up the week before a show and deciding to take them.

Preparation pays in the show ring

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By Tria Stebbing. It is show season, and after the last few years of cancellations, livestock is finally being shown and prizes are being won...
Nicholas Millard

60 seconds with… Nicholas Millard

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From fans to farms, Nicholas Millard, ex-drummer of indie-rock band, The Kooks, is living his dream life as Herd Manager at Milton Farm, Westcombe...

Latest Farming Stories

Farmers’ leader on energy support package

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New Prime Minister Liz Truss set our her energy support package for households and businesses last week. Responding to the announcement, NFU president Minette Batters...

Ultrasound scanning in farm vet work

0
As farm vets out on the road, we carry our office and pharmacy with us in our vehicles. One bit of kit I will...

Thick hedges are home to a huge variety and quantity of...

0
The long-awaited rain has given us to date three-quarters of an inch – well, it’s a start! Calving season has started – modern breeding has...