Domestic cattle, Jersey cows, in mixed breed dairy herd, grazing behind electric fence in meadow© Wayne Hutchinson/FLPA / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
The small family farm, built on the labour of one or two people and typically covering less than 100ha, has traditionally formed the backbone of UK agriculture. These farms still make up about two-thirds of all farm holdings – but their numbers are dwindling. According to data from the annual June census, the number of farm holdings in the UK of between 20ha and 100ha fell from 84,450 in 2000 to 65,610 in 2013. The fall was steepest in England. This […]