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  • How farming can butter up journalists

    The past few weeks have been very quiet in Farmers Weekly Towers. At one point, there were so few people in the office that I was worried I’d got confused and accidentally come to work on a Sunday. The supply of serious news always tail off during the summer months thanks to the end of [...]
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Wed, Aug 17 2011
  • A cheesy disappointment

    Driving through this part of Victoria I’ve seen a lot of cattle country, with fields alternating largely between Angus and Holstein herds (or beef and dairy cows, for the non-farmers amongst you). Like a lot of the state I’ve seen already, the rolling hills around here are more than a little...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Dec 14 2010
  • I spent five hours yesterday feeling like I was living the Christmas story of Mary and Joseph’s quest to find somewhere to stay. I thought I was going to have to make like Baby Jebus and crash in a stable, but luckily I managed to find the last bed in a ‘quaint’ (aka pokey, grotty ...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Dec 7 2010
  • Slow mooving traffic

    I’ve mentioned earlier how crazy the traffic is in India. Aside from the bonkers car and rickshaw drivers, the roads have to contend with beggars, street hawkers, families piled onto motorbikes and, most randomly, cattle. Cows are bloomin’ everywhere. They’re grazing on the motorway...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Oct 25 2010
  • Painting the friesians blue…

    I was looking through some old copies of FW yesterday and came across the interview I’d done with one of the chaps from the Royal Agricultural Society of England last year. I did the interview the day after it’d been announced that the Royal Show, once the jewel in the crown of agricultural...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Wed, Mar 24 2010
  • Re: Need a recommendation for a book on Farming developments in last 100 years

    A really important book to read is this one by Agricultural Policy Expert Dr. Richard North.... www.pighealth.com/agriculture.htm A very outspoken, down-to-earth and yet factual guide to UK farming and food in the 20th century.
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by HolisticHealth on Sat, Oct 31 2009
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