Moonboot on R2 no more livestock or farming!


As you know, farming is only a part of modern society that allows civilisation. Your doctor, computer nerd, bus driver, teacher or airline pilot can only do what they do because the farming part of civilisation grows enough for everyone.

Examples of ecosystems going would be desertification by over grazing in arid regions, cutting down rain forest to produce beef for fat Americans or soy for Chinese pigs.

Symptoms of ecosystem collapse would be swallows not returning or not hearing the cuckoo any more.

I don't blame any of this on farmers; it's civilisation.
Plenty of swallows here just now, so the World is safe. Wish the bloody starlings would stay at their Summer residences though. I’m indifferent about the nasty little cuckoo, and have only heard it every few years here in my sixty decades. No more or less often now than ever but the fact it’s still around is another reassurance that both myself and The World are still functioning as normal, although I know that The World is ageing better than I am.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...