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  • The funny side of farming

    I managed to hold it together until the stereo started blaring out “Where’s your sausage gone?” to the tune of ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’. It was at that point – stood outside Downing Street in front of a 16ft, shiny, hovering sausage – that I collapsed onto...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Mar 4 2011
  • Meat, milk and beer – the perfect way to spend a day

    Having seen some great farms together in the United States, the UK Nuffield 2010 Crew decided to keep things a bit closer to home yesterday with a trip to Staffordshire. While a few of us were missing (bad luck to Princess and Peckie for the annoyingly-timed dry spell), we met at fellow scholar George...
    Posted to nufsaid (Weblog) by anonymous on Sat, Sep 4 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
  • Keep away from pigs if you’ve got swine flu

    Oh the irony of the situation! When swine flu first struck in Mexico the initial advice was to keep away from infected pigs to minimise the chances of catching the disease. Yet as human swine flu infection rates increase dramatically across the UK, Defra’s Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) suggests...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by sadoldsage on Wed, Aug 5 2009
  • Pledge your support for the pig sector

    The pig sector is in crisis, producers across the country are contemplating leaving the industry before the year end if prices don't improve. Many have seen input prices rise 100%over the last 12-months without a corresponding rise in wholesale prices. To register your support for pig producers add...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by anonymous on Fri, Feb 22 2008
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