UK Dairy Day

I thought the Ayrshire's were some of the stand out cattle of the day.
Looked good on the live feed. Cumbrian lads having a hell of a day.
Our lot thought their 2 thirds & a forth were ok. Had 3 heifers there. Problem when you calve at 2 don't always have the power against older heifers. As the judge commented in his reasons they will come out better next lact.

Farmer Keith

North Cumbria
We had a grand day wandering around a few interesting things picked up, and it’s always interesting to see how the big spenders operate. Despite my feelings around the showing job you can’t fail to be impressed with the level of work that goes into them cows. Just like to see a bit more in terms of constituents on the boards behind them although I fully understand they’re bred solely on looks.

Chris F

Staff Member
It's not an arable show, some people have cows to milk before they can get away.

Bet the NFU didn't have a pims o'clock like they do at cereals 🙄🤣

The arable shows are nothing like this levels of busy. Was nice to see things getting back to normal. Not sure about the NFU stand.

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...