Hot off the press – a photo of Buta, the new elephant at Noah’s Ark, the zoo run by ex-farmer Anthony Bush. It arrived at the venue near Bristol, and is settling into the 20 acre ‘Elephant Eden’, the largest and greenest purpose-built such habitat in northern Europe. The female African elephant came from Knowsley […]
News reaches Field Day of two fascinating farming-related pieces of work at Borderlines Film Festival. Chewing the Cud is showing three times later this month in Hereford – it’s billed as “an entertaining and warm-hearted new film with anecdotes galore portraying the showmanship and characters that gave Hereford Market its vibrancy”. Meanwhile, an altogether grittier […]
This is an amazing – and shocking – video clip which is doing the rounds on YouTube, showing a collision between a lorry and a tractor.
Here’s a lovely piece over on Carlie Lee’s ‘Diary of a Country Housewife’ blog about her 10-year-old daughter’s first day in the lambing shed.
Another day, another rescue… We blogged recently about the sheep saved by kayak and this time it’s sheep pulled from a canal, courtesy of the Hull Daily Mail.
Loving this – a Minneapolis farmer builds a 50ft snowman.
A family of Scottish cattle farmers are maintaining an ancient tradition by swimming their cows across the sea. 82-year-old Ian Macdonald and his family are the last in Scotland to still swim their cows from their croft at Staffin across to Staffainn island. To ensure nothing goes awry, someone strips down and takes to the […]
A bull has been put through a celebrity boot camp-style training regime ahead of a day of stardom in London. The Luing bull was acclimatised to the sort of sights and sounds he might encounter in the city, before making the trip as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the Scotch Beef PGI […]
We’ve covered ‘dyed’ sheep on Field day before, such as these orange ones – so I was interested to read about a farmer who, being a Sunderland fan, dyed one ahead of his team’s clash yesterday with Man City. Sadly for him, it didn’t help – Sunderland lost 3-1.
Cute alert: Photos of a rare miniature zubu cow calf, courtesy of ITV.
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