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Chewin The Cud

Farming podcast reaches the world

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A PODCAST produced in Shaftesbury is reaching a global audience. The ChewintheCud pod, primarily aimed at dairy farmers in the South-West, is thriving, less than...
Alice Miller

The start of your new year to-do list for 2023

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By Alice Miller Friars Moor Livestock Health. As we all return to our normal schedules after the Christmas madness, many of you may have started planning...
The life-size Nativity on a trailer converted into a stable

Busy – and cold – down on the farm!

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By Ruth Kimber. Life here is as busy as it gets, with the farm and all the winter routines, feeding, bedding and caring for the...
Reindeer are the only deer species where both the males and females have antlers

Baby it’s cold outside, but not for reindeer!

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By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health. As we approach the end of the year, I have been reflecting on all the articles...
Young Farmer Percy Clatworthy took the Supreme Championship with his Limousin heifer

Quality exhibits at fatstock show

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'EXCELLENT' stock was on show at the Fatstock Show in Frome. Organisers said a dry day helped create a super atmosphere at another 'highly successful'...
PHOTO: Pixabay

‘Largest-ever’ outbreak of bird flu hits turkey farmers

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SUPPLIES of free-range birds – including Christmas turkeys – have been hit 'very, very hard' by the bird flu epidemic that has hit the...
Gulls used to be seen when it was rough at sea but they have prospered using refuse tips and bins as an additional food source

Gulls in numbers out in the fields

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By Ruth Kimber. Only a few weeks to Christmas, our seasonal turkey work is under way. We have been pleased with our New Blackmore Vale...
Alice Miller examines a semen sample under the microscope

Ins and outs of the breeding period

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By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health. RECENTLY we have been busy helping our autumn block calving clients prepare for their upcoming...
Mabel and Gilbert were on hand to help the vet treat some sick cows

It’s calving time down on the farm

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By Ruth Kimber. The Harvest Festival service was held this year on a neighbouring farm – this is the third year it’s been on a...
UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss (credit gov.uk)

Defra orders all birds to be housed to stop spread of bird flu

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ALL birds must be kept indoors from Monday (November 7) until further notice, as efforts to curb the spread of bird flu continue. The UK's...

Latest Farming Stories

Farming podcast reaches the world

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A PODCAST produced in Shaftesbury is reaching a global audience. The ChewintheCud pod, primarily aimed at dairy farmers in the South-West, is thriving, less than...

The start of your new year to-do list for 2023

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By Alice Miller Friars Moor Livestock Health. As we all return to our normal schedules after the Christmas madness, many of you may have started planning...

Busy – and cold – down on the farm!

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By Ruth Kimber. Life here is as busy as it gets, with the farm and all the winter routines, feeding, bedding and caring for the...