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.
Today is the final day of the Royal Welsh Show. The Royal Welsh is one of the largest and best attended agricultural shows in the country. It runs for four days and is held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells. Around 250,000 people flock to the area to celebrate Welsh rural life, foodContinue reading “My Day at the Royal Welsh”
Otters in the harbourside and one of the rarest plants in the country were two things that I learnt from this episode which is based in my home city of Bristol. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r2pcp/Countryfile_Bristol/ Also a fantastic report about pig welfare standards in Europe, something that I think I shall be looking further into over the comingContinue reading “Countryfile comes to Bristol”
It’s a topic that has groups talking from disparate backgrounds; from those concerned for badger welfare to concerned farmers with cattle businesses that are stagnant. No matter what your view is on how it should be tackled, it is clear that TB remains a big problem, particularly in the West of England. According to DepartmentContinue reading “Will Britain ever get a grip on Bovine TB?”