Farmers Weekly Interactive

The common-wool games

Locals and tourists flocked to Moffat High Street to place their bets and watch the third annual Moffat sheep races on Sunday (17 August). Streets were closed to create the racetrack for the Dumfriesshire sheep. And on the back of each runner perched a knitted jockey. Here are some photos of the 2014 event: Photos: REX/Michael […]

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Wham Bam Thank You Lamb

‘Wham Bam Thank You Lamb’ is the name of a new campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) aiming to encourage consumers to understand ‘the versatility, simplicity and speed of cooking with lamb’.   They hope to reach 90% of Scottish adults, which is a whopping 3.6 million people. Miss Scotland, Ellie McKeating is […]

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Cow in a car

We blogged about the bull in a car in America. Well I was shocked to see this on the Daily Mail’s website – photos of a cow squashed into a car in Kazakhstan.

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An American ‘geep’

We covered the story of a “geep” in County Kildare earlier this year. Well now another one has been born in the USA.

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Harvest through your lenses

It’s that time of year again – we’re getting sent loads of harvest pictures for our Harvest Highlights gallery, including this lovely shot from 16-year-old Lewis Park. It was taken near Penrith, Cumbria, on the farm where Lewis’s dad has worked for more than 30 years It shows a John Deere 7230R and a Massey […]

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Herd the trombone? Farmer calls cows musically…

This is a strangely watchable video – an American farmer serenading his cattle with a trombone!

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Foraging for Food

A student from Harper Adams University has found that foraging for food is on the rise among young urban people. Kate Price, 22, studied ‘Wild food foraging in the UK’ for her dissertation as part of her degree in Countryside Management. The research, conducted through online questionnaires, revealed that there has been a 7% increase […]

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Sea cow sculpture

Really like this. Something about its simplicity. It’s a sculpture on a beach at Domburg in Holland. Picture: REX/WestEnd61

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A festival to (scare)crow about…

Recognise this chap? It’s Adam Henson (well, an effigy of him) and was on show at the recent Scarecrow Festival at Hinderwell in North Yorkshire. It was one of the prize-winning displays and was at Greylands Farm, home of the Barker family. Their designs, made by Joanne Muir and Carol Barker, were based on the […]

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Swiss sheep, fleece cameras and solar marriage discord

Three quirky rural stories from around the web: * The uber-cute Valais Blacknose sheep from Switzerland, which are so valuable they’re protected by CCTV * The sheep fitted with action cameras to record the Tour de France action * A farmer’s wife threatens to leave her husband in solar panel row

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