Farmers have a tough enough job without feeling the weight of Government and bureaucracy is against them.
This is why the comments of Welsh farmers and unions in reaction to the new regionalised TB plan have an undertone of frustration at the country’s approach to tackling the disease.
COMPETING in his first competition, Katy Cropper’s Moor Lodge Jim took the nursery title at North Westmorland on Sunday, while Arthur Temple and Jan won the novice.
Harvest is over and the autumn list of livestock jobs will keep us busy for the next month at least. The weather has been kind and allowed us to harvest and get straw baled in good order.
As we move into autumn I am enjoying watching the colours change. The weather has been great which helps it along and also keeps the bed and breakfast customers coming.
An autumnal one pot dish placing the rich game bird as the centrepiece
AT a moment when the country has seemingly turned in on itself by voting for Brexit, it is easy to feel that cultural insularity is a defining attribute of many within the UK.
With the past weeks’ weather mainly dry and rather hot, harvest is almost complete with only winter and spring beans to cut. Crop yields have been somewhat average this year, with late frosts and little sunlight in May and June effecting oilseed rape yields and causing very low winter barley bushel weights.
In the final part of their journey through the McDonald’s supply chain the Progressive Young Farmers tell us why they spent the last year ‘Lovin it’
Sarah Allison, 25, is chairman of the SAYFC agri and rural affairs committee, having grown up on her parents’ 1,214-hectare (3,000-acre) organic hill farm on the edge of the Pentland Hills.