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Lump Sum Exit Scheme take up could boost farmland supply

The Government’s Lump Sum Exit Scheme (LSES) initiative could boost the supply of farmland to buy in England according…

Dog owners must control their pets

by Ruth Kimber. ENJOYING and enduring the cold weather! For sure it’s doing good to our soils and killing off…

Farming podcast reaches the world

A PODCAST produced in Shaftesbury is reaching a global audience. The ChewintheCud pod, primarily aimed at dairy farmers in the…

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

By Alice Miller Friars Moor Livestock Health. As we all return to our normal schedules after the Christmas madness, many of…

Busy – and cold – down on the farm!

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

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

By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health. As we approach the end of the year, I have been…

Quality exhibits at fatstock show

‘EXCELLENT’ stock was on show at the Fatstock Show in Frome. Organisers said a dry day helped create a super…

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

SUPPLIES of free-range birds – including Christmas turkeys – have been hit ‘very, very hard’ by the bird flu…

Gulls in numbers out in the fields

By Ruth Kimber. Only a few weeks to Christmas, our seasonal turkey work is under way. We have been pleased…

Ins and outs of the breeding period

By Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health. RECENTLY we have been busy helping our autumn block calving…