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  • The Farming Year - December
    December 1, 2023

    The Farming Year - December

    The final month of the year, December for most is filled with celebration and Christmas cheer.  Farmers however also have lots of jobs to do whilst battling increasing falling temperatures. Arable farmers are still ploughing fields, with reduced daylight causing...

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  • The Farming Year - November
    November 1, 2023

    The Farming Year - November

    Autumn makes way for winter.  On Livestock farms, farmers have to start actively feeding their livestock more as grazing becomes less and less available.  Grass stops growing and the quality drops.  Any livestock that is going to be housed will...

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  • The Farming Year - October
    October 1, 2023

    The Farming Year - October

    Autumn is in full swing as we get into October.  The lambs were weaned in previous months and it is now the time to wean this years calves.  The cattle are also put back into barns around this time of...

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  • Pig Breeds in Focus - Berkshire Pig
    September 10, 2023

    Pig Breeds in Focus - Berkshire Pig

    Characteristics Considered a medium sized pig, the Berkshire has a black body with short white legs. Their snout is small and they carry white patches on their face and tail.  It has prick ears.  The Berkshire pig is known to...

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  • The Farming Year - September
    September 1, 2023

    The Farming Year - September

    The summer is ending and with September comes a renewed effort to get a range of crops harvested.  Once harvested the fields will be ploughed and cultivated as the start of the new arable cycle gets into full swing.  Winter...

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  • The Farming Year - August
    August 1, 2023

    The Farming Year - August

    The peak of the summer months, August on the farm is very much a repetition of July.  Silage making is at the forefront and combine harvesters are pretty much non stop int eh arable fields. August is also the new...

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  • A Guide to Turkey Feed
    July 11, 2023

    A Guide to Turkey Feed

    Whether you keep Turkeys on a farm, small holding, the allotment, or simply have a couple of in the back yard, choosing the right feed for your Turkeys is crucial to ensure they have good health and growth into fit...

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