A shepherds dream
Alpacas have been used as successful fox deterrents on farms around the world for many years.
Support dairy farmers in crisis
Whether you’re a milk lover who downs it by the gallon, or somebody that enjoys the occasional splash in their morning tea, please support the British dairy industry
Courts must make subsidies fairer
Just where Welsh farming is headed, given that a group of farmers from that principality has successfully challenged the Welsh Assembly’s proposals for common agricultural policy reform through the law courts, is now anyone’s guess.
From Russia with love
As we enter 2015 it is worth noting that Russia has provided most of the fun in grain trading in the last year.
Try challenging sheep on feed
Welcome to 2015. I hope that the year has started well for you all. Once we get into the new year, thoughts of sheep producers really do begin to focus on preparation for the lambing, which, for many, will be just two or three months away, for a few, even less.
Stability returns after difficult summer
Looking back at 2014 we have had a difficult trading year particularly in the cattle ring where following the exceptional high prices of 2013, 2014 saw prices fall and many producers losing confidence in finishing cattle.
Farming problems, the same the world over it seems
This edition of SEF is an interesting one. My contributions have been interesting to put together and have given me further insight into the developments of several local companies who have moved away from their core business into other profit centres.