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.
With all of the wild weather, March appeared to enter like a pride of ferocious roaring lions, but as I write it appears to be changing into something that resembles a lamb. Let’s hope it stays that way for a while.
Many farmers voted to leave the EU despite the fact that leaving putting the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) at risk. As we all know, the top up from the BPS is the difference between profit and loss on many farms.
Are you okay? It is sometimes a difficult question to answer, difficult to answer honestly. As farmers we can be stubborn. You cannot live a life where you feed and check livestock every single day through the monotony of winter without being.
March is already upon us, with spring soon approaching as gauged by the daffodils, primroses and the date on the calendar. However, most days these last few weeks, the climate has been extremely changeable, with four seasons on several days, but the constant theme has been rain and more rain.
Dafydd Davies, 17, helps on the family farm unit of 74 ha (182 acres) plus a 304 ha (750 acres) mountain farm in Trawsfynydd, farming a herd of 30 pedigree Welsh Black Cattle and 1150 Welsh Mountain ewes. He is also studying agriculture at Glynllifon Agriculture College.
John McCulloch, 17, farms at the 607 hectares (1,500 acres) Chapelton Farm, in south west Scotland with 80 pedigree Shorthorn cows, 80 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cows, 250 cross commercial cows and 850 cross-bred ewes. He is also a committee member of Stewartry YFC.
THE battle to defend the meat industry from myths and misinformation on health and nutrition has never been fiercer.
Rarely does a day go by when there is not something in the media linking meat to some sort of ailment.
James farms in partnership with his brother Rob and father John at Lydbury North, south west Shopshire, farming just over 800 hectares (2,000 acres) with arable and 300 Stabiliser suckler cows and 1,000 Lleyn ewes.