I was always brought up being taught that only real farmers give luck.
If I'm buying cattle/machinery.. I expect luck in return, my father has never sold an animal at the mart without crossing the buyers hand with silver.
But it really is a thing that is dying out, I wonder will there be a time...
Heard of two farms locally that have switched from splash plates to dribble bars and are now spreading grazing ground with slurry.
Both of these dribble bars have been bought with grant money and are thought to be spreading TB amongst the cattle with stomach lesions coming back at slaughter...
I see the Nation Food Strategy due out next week has been leaked to the papers. Write up in the Times today.
Aims - "break the junk food cycle"
Headline - "Free fruit and Veg planned for the poor"
Mentions for eating Algae instead of meat. A "meat tax" is not going to be included, but...
I want to start farming livestock on the side. I have done it in the past. I have around 60 acres. I was thinking of buying cattle but I don’t have a shed to keep them in over the winter. Is it worth buying cattle in spring and sell in winter? If so what age and type cattle would be best?
Right here I go, I'm 19 years old from Ireland looking at starting back up the family farm in, some may say it's simple madness but I want to make a go of it if. it's not going to be my fulltime job, what I have is 90 acres with no current livestock(currently on lease to a beef farmer) fencing...
Just received my brokers report on my share holdings for the year 2020. Across the board reading of my mixed portfolio is that I am about 20% DOWN from this time one year ago. Considering turmoil during 2020 am happy,as it could have been much worse.
Why is this SO hard ?
One of the positives of this awful lockdown year for me so far is that I have had time to do something I have wanted for a long time ............. learn to cook
I spent some money saved from a canceled ski holiday on a fancy smoker BBQ (Big Green Egg) back in March and...
My SiL has asked if it is correct that some cattle she wants to buy from the Wakefield area, that is in a 4 yr test zone, do not require a pre-movement test? I suggested a call to TPTB, but no one answers the phones!! ;)