Agronomists, forgive me for I have sinned, we have now already finished drilling. I pay good money for the excellent advice I receive but sometimes the advisers are wrong.
We had our first frost on October 10 and then the rain arrived, 17 mm of it, at the weekend. Until then we had been really dry. My rain gauge shows July, August, and September were all below half their annual average, and in early October it was still difficult to push electric fence stakes into the ground.
If ever there is to be an autumnal dessert then this is it
With a single point advantage, John Atkinson and Wisk won the Ryedale nursery held at Egton.
Evangaline Atterby, 23, from Wellington, Hereford, works in agribusiness and farm/equine nutrition after graduating from Harper Adams this year.
Richard Price, director of farming and commercial events, Lowther Estates
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.