Running A Farm During Winter And The Use Of LPG

Running a farm during Winter and the use of LPG Running any kind of successful farming business requires a significant use of energy. Tending to livestock and their needs, heating crop stores, machine usage, all – for example – are extremely energy-intensive processes. Energy use can be even more critical during the Autumn and Winter … Read more

Health & Safety And Employment Solutions In Agriculture & Farming

Do you have working farm or run a farming business where you employ people on your farm? If so then it may interest you to know about Hazel Preece Consultancy, a consultancy business for Health & Safety and Employment matters specialising in the Farming and Agricultural sector. Hazel has over 10 years experience dealing first … Read more

Defra Encourages Farmers To Report Bovine Abortions & Premature Calving

I have just been reading in Defra’s  Farming Link magazine that Great Britain has been officially free of brucellosis since 1985. Brucellosis of cattle, also known as contagious abortion and Bangs disease, is caused by an infection with the bacterium Brucella abortus. This bacterium not only affects cattle, but also sheep, goats and pigs. Brucellosis … Read more

Winter Livestock Feed in 19th Century

I have been sent an email from David who is writing a short story set in the early 19th century on a small farm in Devon. It is a mixed farm and David is trying to establish what winter food would have been used/available in those times for a variety of livestock. After abit of … Read more

Farm Crafts

We have come across a copy of “The Things We Do – A Guide To Club Programmes and Young Farmers’ Activities” dated 1961 which I have been reading with interest. The book is a helpful guide on how to run a programme of events for a Young Farmers club. It says that, “It should be … Read more

UK Fertiliser Prices

Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser prices have stayed firm at £390/tonne through December of 2008.  It is not surprising to hear that fertiliser traders and manufacturers are advising farmers to continue buying to secure supplies – well of course it’s not surprising, they are trying to sell as much product as possible before the price crashes! Ian … Read more

Farm, Waste Plastic Solutions

It has been illegal to burn or bury waste plastic produced on farms since the introduction of the new Agricultural Waste Regulations in 2006.  The majority of the waste plastic from the farm is from silage bales, with smaller amounts from straw bales, fertiliser bags and empty agrochemical containers.  We have been sending the plastic … Read more