Excellent as ever from Harry Metcalf

great video ,really puts the facts across in a nice calm manner ,its about time we had a farming ambassador like him, i (foolishly perhaps) hope that the general public evaluate where their food comes from/how its produced, especially during lockdown(s)just look how much clearer the skies are! still the same number of livestock !!


He delivers a highly damaging message. One that should be avoided at all costs.
He says that there is a difference, environmentally, between a cow in a shed and a cow in a field.
There is no scientific basis to that statement, and it is one that drives a wedge right down the middle of UK livestock production.
If he wishes to differentiate between UK and imported produce, then he should talk about food miles, not production systems.
There is nothing wrong our side of the farm gate.


Yup makes more money from cars than farming! But a good watch all the same
He doesn't make that much money from cars, although it wouldn't take that much to better the income in a bad year from a moderately sized combinable crop farm. He has the cars because he can afford them. He also has a yacht in the South of France and lord knows what else. He founded, owned and ran EVO car magazine and sold it for millions. Maybe a typical farmer from his area but not your typical man at all. I doubt whether his neighbours are in the same league unless he is surrounded by similar moneyed farmers who made it outside the industry.

The Big Farming Survey deadline is fast approaching

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The 31 March deadline for responses to RABI’s Big Farming Survey is fast approaching and everyone linked to farming across England and Wales is being encouraged to take part.

“The support that we’ve received since the launch of The Big Farming Survey in January has been incredible. We’d like to thank everyone who has already completed the questionnaire or promoted the research project more widely,” says RABI’s Chief Executive, Alicia Chivers.

“However, the more comprehensive the data collected, the better the reflection on the daily realities of people from all sectors of agriculture and across all regions,” she adds. “We therefore want to hear from farmers, farm workers, contractors, spouses, adult-aged children and...