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.
To many in farming, the phase natural capital is a vague one. It is generally used to refer to physical natural resources such as air, soils, water and living organisms, and the benefits they provide, such as fisheries, healthy soils and outdoor recreation.
In Mid Wales, Myfanwy Evans is cooking up something a bit different on-farm. She runs a beef and sheep business in Snowdonia in partnership with her husband John, but has branched out to start a cookery school in a converted barn.
Livestock farming has never been more challenging. Farmers are expected to produce more food to support a rapidly expanding world population, but from fewer resources and with the least possible environmental impact.
Johne’s disease is a chronic wasting disease caused by the microbacterium avium paratuberculosis, resulting in gut inflammation, which means the gut struggles to absorb nutrients, leading to wasting and death.