Pictures From France

Opening this thread for pictures from France for the members of the forum that live or travel here in France so feel free to add you photos
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Just to get thing moving two pics from last week first day out to grass after a long winter
 
Do you breed all the cattle pure?

Most cattle are not crossed with an other breed. the buyers like the pure breed better. We are ok in that we are not depending on the buyers coming to the yard to buy then as we use a market the same as in the UK to sale our animals. and if you have a good animal they will sell very well. I find the limmy Charolais cross a lot better animal some of the best calves have been crosses
 

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We are staying on the southern side of the Loire valley at Clere du Bois. Travelling around the area over the last few days, there are some superb looking crops of OSR and wheat, but also plenty of patchy and apparently re-sown areas as well. The maize drilling is going on fast, but there still seems to be large areas which look as if they have not been cropped last year or this, is fallow a feature of arable farming in this region or is there another explanation? I would be interested to know?

You guys certainly have some superb livestock, lovely pics and very interesting.


looking crops
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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