Help train more shepherds
In spite of an horrendous start to the year they have done very well – and for some, rather too well
Prices have gone through the floor
We have had the best growing season in the last 30 years, with almost all crops doing, looking and yielding really well. Most dairy herds have been producing exceptional levels of milk since the early spring and, apart from a short dry spell in July, grass growth produced fine yields of silage and hay. But during this time, the price of almost everything we produce has tumbled to or through the floor.
Money for old rope
Politics is obviously a tough job but shouldn’t we expect all our politicians of whatever hue to put a shift in
How fit are your ewes?
I recently attended an excellent ewe Body Condition Scoring update session run by EBLEX and hosted by Hadlow College.
Disastrous wheat price
It’s a job to know what to write (that any editor would print), about this year’s harvest price of £105 per tonne for wheat. It’s such a disastrous price it’s enough to cause those of us old enough to remember to pause, scratch our heads and try to think back to earlier decades in our farming careers for points of reference to determine: “Are things today that bad, really?”
Text book fruit farming
The farm walk for the Goudhurst and Paddock Wood orchard competition is always an enjoyable occasion and this year was no exception.