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Health & Safety And Employment Solutions In Agriculture & Farming

| January 21, 2011

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 [...]

Pig World Health & Safety/Employment Quiz 2011

| January 20, 2011

Do you read Pig World magazine or have a farm or pig farm in the UK? If so then the  Pig World Health & Safety/Employment Quiz could be just the competition for you! Click on this link  to read the quiz rules. The aims of the competition are to raise awareness of health and safety [...]

Defra Encourages Farmers To Report Bovine Abortions & Premature Calving

| January 5, 2010

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 [...]

Winter Livestock Feed in 19th Century

| January 1, 2010

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 [...]

Farm Crafts

| December 19, 2009

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 [...]

How Old Is Too Old To Farm? Oxford Farming Conference 5th January 2010

| December 16, 2009

The Farmer’s Weekly has brought to my attention the debate about how old is too old to farm? A sensitive and controversial issue that will be at the centre of the Oxford Farming Conference on the 5th January 2010. I live on a farm with my husband who is the third generation of farmer to [...]

A Letter From The Troodos Mountains In Cyprus

| April 15, 2009

It is always a delight and a thrill to receive an email and letter from a farmingfriend. I was delighted to receive a letter from my farmingfriend David who lives in Cyprus. Hi Sara It is quite a while since I last emailed you and the days continue to fly by. It must be age!! [...]

UK Fertiliser Prices

| December 7, 2008

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 [...]

Farm, Waste Plastic Solutions

| December 3, 2008

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 [...]

Documentary On Single Male Farmers

| October 27, 2008

I received this post on my forum and thought I would post about it. Hello everyone. I am not part of the farming community but am making a documentary on single farmers and am looking for people who would like to contribute. If you or any of your friends are interested in finding out more [...]