Ben’s next stop on his road trip is to Ben Andrews just outside of Leominster in Herefordshire. Ben is a tenant veg and beef farmer who has thousands of followers on Instagram showing people what he does on the farm every day. He’s also involved with Agrespect, which aims to unite and celebrate LGBTQ+ peopleContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 53 – Ben Andrews”
Stop 3 on my podcast road trip (back in October 2019) to the west of England and north of Wales was to Rob Havard in Worcestershire. Rob farms grass fed Aberdeen Angus cattle and follows a ‘holistic grazing’ and ‘holistic management’ model. Rob worked in conservation for a while before he started farming and soContinue reading “Meet the Farmers – episode 50 -Rob Havard”
In this episode of Meet the Farmers I speak to Silas Hedley-Lawrence who is herd manager at English Farm in Oxfordshire. English Farm is registered to the Pasture Fed Livestock Association and is also registered as organic. They recently started their own butchery on the farm.
Can farmers really afford to survive without subsidies? I am an Agricultural Degree student at Askham Bryan College in York studying in my final year. Growing up in a farming community in the Yorkshire Dales I have always had a great interest in agriculture. As part of the BSc Hons course, and in addition toContinue reading “The Barriers to Diversification on Upland-Hill Livestock Grazing Farms – guest post by Max Hamer”
The UK’s imminent departure from the EU poses many challenges for farmers, food producers and processors. Not least amongst these is the need to ensure the continued high standards of animal welfare and meat processing so consumers can have confidence in the quality of the food in our shops. With the potential increase in riskContinue reading “Data sharing is vital to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit – Guest Post by Martin Coates”