It’s All About Drainage!

Milk from forage, forage grown/hectare, healthy soil and removing compaction are all linked especially on heavy soils.  Water is imperative to growth but too much leads to poor root structure and less tonnes grown/ha.  I’ve grown up on a predominantly heavy clay farm at the base of a significant hill, so water table and compaction […]

The Role of Beef Production

I did look up the meaning of Omnivore too as recently I’ve been confused…. “Omnivore, an animal or person that eats a variety of food of both plant and animal origin.  The hominidae, including humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, are also omnivores”.  So that’s cleared that up! Red meat has seen various “negativities” and we […]

US Farmers Borrowing Boom, Is It Sustainable?

So, US farmers are feeling the pinch of the ongoing China trade wars with the later imposing tariffs on many agricultural goods including Soybeans, Corn (Maize), dairy and beef products.  China did buy 50%+ of the US Soybean crop, however as a result of the tariffs-imposed US export revenue fell 74%.  With the Brazilian’s currently […]

Non-Dairy-Milks will save the Planet, Right?

As farmers we are constantly enforced to conform with the next barrage of requirements, whether it be carbon footprints, measure this or measure that…. All whilst 3 different milk tankers collect in the same village!? Almond or Soya milk, I’m not sure we can describe liquid squeezed from nuts as “Milk”!  We should really adopt […]