Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
A few beautifully red skies at both ends of shortening days this week, along with the multitude of different coloured leaves in their last flurry of this year’s life, signify the end of autumn and into darker chills of the winter ahead.
I am beginning to think we may need to buy a boat. When will it ever stop raining? The ground is well and truly waterlogged, to the point the cows were starting to poach the ground, so we have moved them up onto the moor where they can’t do any damage.
Battling the crippling effects of bovine TB is an issue which has vexed the farming industry for decades, with the resultant political inaction leading to the destruction of millions of cattle and, most likely, innumerable farm businesses.
There is a feeling among several farmers in the Lake District that the large landowners, such as United Utilities and others, want tenant farmers removed from the landscape and control of the farms taken back in-hand.