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A flock of sheep which strayed into an off-limits field got an earful from the farmer who spotted them.
The quintet, all members of Halstead Young Farmers Club, took part in Essex Young Farmers’ competition on Sunday held at Boswells School, in Chelmsford.
A series of free workshops highlighting how sheep farmers can benefit from the use of Electronic Identification in their flocks will be hosted by Quality Meat Scotland next month.
The sheep, part of a flock grazing a Gobions Wood near Brookmans Park, suffered a broken leg and serious cuts after it was dragged round a field by a dog.
Farmers who are still waiting to receive their Basic Payment should consider asking HM Revenue & Customs if they can defer their January tax bill, according to accountant Old Mill.
Dairy farming has become a “bloodbath” with ruthless price cuts decimating the industry, the farming union’s dairy leader has said following a fresh dip in farm gate milk prices.