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.
Calls for Wales to be given greater powers to tackle dog attacks on livestock will be music to the ears of the scores of farmers who have to deal with this dire problem. But actions will ultimately speak louder than words.
As part of my Nuffield Scholarship I researched how countries with relatively similar agricultural industries and population densities such as France, Ireland and the Netherlands deal with issues of public access and liability.
A lot of you will be in the depths of lambing as I write. I hope the season is progressing successfully, with a healthy lamb crop for you all. Gladly, I still have a couple of weeks until kick-off here, so it is time to assemble individual pens and do the only shopping trip of the year I enjoy – to buy routine lambing supplies.