Old guys up here used to say there was no real growth around here till then, well they've been none so far this year, things are going to be late, silage, hay, shearing if it does come some real heat, not just in South East. Everywhere.
I remember in 1989 a neighbour who has lived here over 80 years asked my if I had plenty silage , I said yes , good long time till the end of may ! I thought he was joking but I bet I have fed till end of may more times than I have not since .
Shag all grass growth here. Father was very keen to kick cattle out for Easter weekend, a month ago. I was a little concerned that there didnt look much grass ahead of them then. Full rotation and there has hardly been any regrowth.
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 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...