Farming

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Ultrasound scanning in farm vet work

As farm vets out on the road, we carry our office and pharmacy with us in our vehicles. One…

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

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

Tractor fun run

A tractor run for vintage and modern tractors, hosted by Di and James Hiscock of Caundle Marsh, will be…

Home food production has never been more important since the war

By Ruth Kinber. Still no meaningful rain. The cows are now being supplemented with second cut silage and the dry…

Fertility work and teaching

Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS. Friars Moor Livestock Health. One of the best things about being a vet is the variety…

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

Innovative local club helps men with life-limiting conditions access farm and countryside activities to improve their quality of life…

Roll up, roll up – it’s show time!

Alice Miller BVSC DBR MRCVS, Friars Moor Livestock Health. One of the highlights of the farming calendar for many is show…

Preparation pays in the show ring

By Tria Stebbing. It is show season, and after the last few years of cancellations, livestock is finally being shown…

60 seconds with… Nicholas Millard

From fans to farms, Nicholas Millard, ex-drummer of indie-rock band, The Kooks, is living his dream life as Herd…

Time for the cows to take a rest

By Ruth Kimber Our open day went really well, with the help of family and friends. We were fortunate with…