Where's spring?

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.
 
Absolutely no cattle out around here, few dairy boys silage fields thats had nothing on them all winter, just good grass, won't be cutting in a months time this year.
 

Zippy768

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
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.
 

CPF

Member
Arable Farmer
Having a beer in the garden may 9th 2020 .
look at the oak tree in leaf
11th may 2021 Sitting in the garden with the thermos flask
Look at the oak tree no leafs .
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The weather is totally f*cked now, no one will be shouting for rain, wishing it would stop, may is normally dry, but rained every day around here. Still needing heat as well.
 

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...
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