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Block calving 430 cows means a lot of calves have to be attended to all at once, and to ensure full attention a strict colostrum protocol has been adopted on one Welsh farm. Debbie James has the story.
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.
Rosie Hetherington is a new entrant to farming and runs a small flock of continental sheep in partnership with a retired farmer in West Yorkshire. She is also a third-year agriculture student at Newcastle University.
James Muir farms with his wife Lucy and three children, Angus, Oliver and Charlie, on a family owned farm in Stafford. They are in a share farming agreement with Lucy’s parents Stephen and Lesley Brandon
Ally Hunter Blair farms about 202 hectares (500 acres) of tenanted land from the Duchy of Cornwall in Ross-on-Wye. He took succession of tenancy from his father in 2012. He was featured on Channel 4’s First Time Farmers.
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.
James is a new entrant, living and working just outside Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. He left an office job in 2014 to pursue a farming career and shares his farming journey at www.solwayshepherd.com.