Great article in The Times

Most likely will have to sell the flock. Lost another 500 acre block end of last week because the rich London property developer owners have two dogs which bite people and attack sheep and horses and they don’t want the stress of worrying so the whole 500 acre farm is now just a place to walk to stroker dogs.

Makes me wonder why i bother. Hard work and being good at what you do means nowt these days.
 

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Very sorry to hear this it must be a very bitter blow, you are absolutely right in your conclusions. I personally have always disliked the idea of tenants and landowners. I was very lucky to be in that generation after the war when landowning did not benefit from IHT benefits. So land was purchasable by farmers not city investors
Will Rewilded land still qualify for IHT?? It isn't agricultural.
 

yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Lost my main block of ground Monday,
Most likely will have to sell the flock. Lost another 500 acre block end of last week
Jeeez, sorry to hear that - puts into perspective one of our landlords wanting 10 acres back to 'save the planet' by planting it with trees.
Here's hoping something will turn up for you.

With all the [email protected] that is rewilding, ELMS and the attitude of much of the general public, I'm pleased I'm nearer to the end of my farming career than the start of it.
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
Most likely will have to sell the flock. Lost another 500 acre block end of last week because the rich London property developer owners have two dogs which bite people and attack sheep and horses and they don’t want the stress of worrying so the whole 500 acre farm is now just a place to walk to stroker dogs.

Makes me wonder why i bother. Hard work and being good at what you do means nowt these days.
FFS, that is just plain and bloody awful.

If they must have animals like that, then just put in a proper security fence around a few acres. Madness.
 

SteveHants

Member
Livestock Farmer
Most likely will have to sell the flock. Lost another 500 acre block end of last week because the rich London property developer owners have two dogs which bite people and attack sheep and horses and they don’t want the stress of worrying so the whole 500 acre farm is now just a place to walk to stroker dogs.

Makes me wonder why i bother. Hard work and being good at what you do means nowt these days.
That's a f**king travesty.
 
Most likely will have to sell the flock. Lost another 500 acre block end of last week because the rich London property developer owners have two dogs which bite people and attack sheep and horses and they don’t want the stress of worrying so the whole 500 acre farm is now just a place to walk to stroker dogs.

Makes me wonder why i bother. Hard work and being good at what you do means nowt these days.
What a complete bloody joke. Sounds like those dogs need a bullet rather than bought a 500 acre playground!

I really hope you get sorted with an alternative.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
@ajd132 ^^^this is why your idea of joint venture plans with large arable farms will be treated with contempt by most. Without security of tenure, the livestock farmer is completely at the whim of others.:(
It wasn’t my idea. Farm clusters are an example of collaboration when it comes to this sort of thing that are popping up all over the country. I have merely been to a couple of meetings with one proposed in our area.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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