Today at work

Bill dog

Mixed Farmer
Scottish Borders
Moving some ewes before heading off to stack bales !
its the ones on the 2 metal drive rollers in the bottom. Think al be getting out and making sure there not heating up every field or 100 bales from now on.
I had a baler go up on me 30 years ago plus part of the field I was in. I was paranoid from then on that I could smell burning and still till this day I check around and whiff the air part way through the day.

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​

Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...