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YOUNG FARMERS

The herd manager who swapped life in a rock band for farming

“I get up now at the time I used to go to bed,” laughs Nick Millard. The herd manager is reflecting on his time as a drummer, forming a band…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farewell to fretting over N rates

If we ignore the fact that I narrowly escaped setting half of Hampshire alight, growing winter barley was one of the most satisfying and relaxing arable jobs I’ve done for…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Learn from vegans to reverse beef price slump

A huge amount has happened since my last column – we’ve taken another cut of grass, wholecropped the oats and combined all of the barley. All has gone well and…

YOUNG FARMERS

How new entrants set up a thriving sheep farm with £3k grant

Doing things differently out of necessity, shrewd marketing and endless energy is powering a couple of new entrants to major success. Three years ago, Lewis Steer and his partner, Flora…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Smouldering combine prompts emergency dousing

It isn’t often that we farmers have to make split-second decisions. True, the livestock can occasionally provoke a bit of quick thinking by drowning/dying/getting out, but that’s why I leave…

FARMLIFE

Jeremy Clarkson delights farmers with visit to sheep sale

Jeremy Clarkson has been filmed buying his first sheep before the launch of a new television series about his passion for farming. The former Top Gear presenter delighted farmers when…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

The herd manager who swapped life in a rock band for farming

“I get up now at the time I used to go to bed,” laughs Nick Millard. The herd manager is reflecting on his time as a drummer, forming a band…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Learn from vegans to reverse beef price slump

A huge amount has happened since my last column – we’ve taken another cut of grass, wholecropped the oats and combined all of the barley. All has gone well and…

YOUNG FARMERS

How new entrants set up a thriving sheep farm with £3k grant

Doing things differently out of necessity, shrewd marketing and endless energy is powering a couple of new entrants to major success. Three years ago, Lewis Steer and his partner, Flora…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: My unpopular view on the monotony of harvest

With Boris Johnson rising to the top, the farming community seems to be divided on the man who is now our prime minister. While many are showing delight at having…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farewell to fretting over N rates

If we ignore the fact that I narrowly escaped setting half of Hampshire alight, growing winter barley was one of the most satisfying and relaxing arable jobs I’ve done for…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Smouldering combine prompts emergency dousing

It isn’t often that we farmers have to make split-second decisions. True, the livestock can occasionally provoke a bit of quick thinking by drowning/dying/getting out, but that’s why I leave…

Young farmer writers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: Learn from vegans to reverse beef price slump

A huge amount has happened since my last column – we’ve taken another cut of grass, wholecropped the oats and combined all of the barley. All has gone well and…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: My unpopular view on the monotony of harvest

With Boris Johnson rising to the top, the farming community seems to be divided on the man who is now our prime minister. While many are showing delight at having…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Farm runner project connects farming and public

An Essex farmer is spearheading a community project that takes the noble effort of a Sunday morning run and turns it into a valuable public outreach opportunity. Ben Eagle leapt…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farmer who beat debt and depression on mission to help

A New Zealand farmer who battled an eight-year drought and mental health issues to become a top beef and sheep producer is to share his story on a UK tour. …

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Showing cattle helps farmer put tough times behind her

For years, farming mum Victoria Dimond has struggled with rural isolation and family problems –  and she has now taken to Instagram to help spread the word about mental health…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019: winners crowned

A sheep and beef farmer from the Orkney Islands and a West Country beef producer have been crowned Britain's Fittest Farmers 2019. Sean Cursiter from Orkney and Fiona Penfold from…

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Farm runner project connects farming and public

An Essex farmer is spearheading a community project that takes the noble effort of a Sunday morning run and turns it into a valuable public outreach opportunity. Ben Eagle leapt…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farmer who beat debt and depression on mission to help

A New Zealand farmer who battled an eight-year drought and mental health issues to become a top beef and sheep producer is to share his story on a UK tour. …

FARMLIFE

Video: Farmers take historic steps at Brighton Pride

Farmers, agricultural workers and a rainbow-coloured tractor received a rock-star reception at the Brighton Pride Festival, as they sought to present farming as a diverse community and industry to be…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

7 photos of cows being the coolest farm animals

Cows are arguably the coolest animals on the farm. From the way they casually chew their cud, to that doe-eyed look of love they give you in the parlour every…