The flock at Rakefoot Farm
If hill farming is to have a profitable and vibrant future it must become more resilient to market forces and to changes in the way environmental payments are delivered, says Cumbria hill farmer Will Cockbain. And getting his own family’s business into a production cycle that fits the farm’s capabilities – and can operate as efficiently and profitably without relying heavily on bought-in inputs – is the ongoing challenge See also: Upland beef producer boosts forage quality The Cockbain family […]