Maximising Forage Acreage
Upland farmer Richard Barron is maximising his forage acreage on land running at up to 1,000ft above sea level with brassicas and specialist grazing leys. [read article]

East Fourstones Agricultural Contracting
The Armstrongs at East Fourstones near Hexham have expanded their farming enterprise into agricultural contracting. [read article]

Hindhope South Country Cheviots
Traditional South Country Cheviot sheep have been the backbone of the enterprise at Hindhope, Jedburgh for the Elliot family which have farmed there for two centuries. [read article]

Improved Calf Health
Calf health has been dramatically improved at Dobcross Hall Farm, Gaitsgill, Carlisle following an holistic approach to pneumonia control. [read article]

Mules make a come-back
The North of England Mule has made a come-back to a Cumbrian estate, fitting a new, extensive management system for the commercial ewe flock. [read article]

Forage Wagon aids Buffer Feeding
Three consecutive wet summers led Kendal milk producer Richard Park to consider more effective ways of buffer feeding grass. [read article]

Galloway cows are the mainstay of a low-input system
Hardy Galloway cows have been the mainstay of the low-input system on a Northumberland upland farm for more than 50 years. [read article]

Traditional breeders with their eye on the future
Ayrshire cows are a family tradition for Christine and David Sanderson and the couple are aiming to breed modern type cattle with good lifetime yields. [read article]

Town End Alpacas
A small farm in the south of the Lake District National Park enabled Brian Raine and his wife Kim to revisit his ancestral agricultural roots and quit the world of international business. [read article]

Dedicated to the North of England Mule
The backbone of the farming enterprise for David and Marion Hope at Albierigg Farm, Canonbie, is Mule sheep. So it is more than fitting that Marion, took on the role of secretary of the North of England Mule Sheep Association. [read article]

Coton Hall Dairy Shorthorns
While yields may not match those of Holsteins, there are plenty of other management benefits and savings with running Dairy Shorthorns, says young producer and enthusiastic convert to the traditional breed, Rob Kite. [read article]

Holstein UK Master Breeder
Close attention to breeding, feeding and general management is paying off for Cumbrian dairy farmers, the Hodgson family by pushing up yields which have topped 10,000 litres. [read article]

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