Farming

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It’s calving time down on the farm

By Ruth Kimber. The Harvest Festival service was held this year on a neighbouring farm – this is the third…

UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss (credit gov.uk)

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

ALL birds must be kept indoors from Monday (November 7) until further notice, as efforts to curb the spread…

Bird flu: Vigilance is vital with our flock of turkeys

by Ruth Kimber. The turkeys are growing well and have enjoyed the pastures – however, we are really worried about…

Busman’s holiday in France

by Ruth Kimber. We have done the maize harvesting – this makes an excellent nutritious silage for the dairy cows….

Energy measures get cautious welcome from farmers’ leader

The Government’s energy support package for business has received a cautious welcome from the NFU. Prime Minister Liz Truss has…

The risk of acorns this autumn

by Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS. Friars Moor Livestock Health Like other farm vets and farmers, I often find myself thinking…

NFU award recognises Ukraine farmers

Farmers in Ukraine who have faced up to the horrifying and devastating challenges of the Russian invasion have collectively…

Tips for assisting calving cows

Alice EJ Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS Friars Moor Livestock Health The autumn calving season is well and truly under way, and…

Close encounters with the Royals

by Ruth Kimber. The Royal Family have always been great supporters of the rural community with a keen interest in…

Farmers’ leader on energy support package

New Prime Minister Liz Truss set our her energy support package for households and businesses last week. Responding to the…