Milk Silo brings financial benefits
The installation of a new milk silo has provided numerous financial benefits for Robin Bell and his son Richard at Moorland Close, Eaglesfield, Cockermouth. [read article]

Science saves the hardy Herdwicks
Breeding Herdwick sheep has been in the family for generations for Andrew and Karen Nicholson. When they started farming at Swinside End, in 1996 they established their own Bank Fell flock. [read article]

Traditional Blue Greys Fare Well
Traditional Blue Grey cattle have fared well for four generations of a Northumberland family whose upland farm straddles Hadrian’s Wall for more than 60 years. [read article]

Sheep and conservation go hand in hand
Swaledale and North of England Mule sheep and conservation go hand in hand at Branchend Farm, Langley, near Hexham. Long winters impacted on the profitability of keeping cattle so in 1993 they began to concentrate on sheep. [read article]

Move to self sufficiency to avoid disease
Nilston Rigg
A Northumberland family farming business is moving towards self sufficiency in its sheep and beef enterprises to try to avoid price fluctuations in breeding stock and importing disease. [read article]

Heaves Farm Rose Veal
Specialist calf rearing facilities have been built for bull calves from Heaves Farm on the Levens Hall Estate near Kendal along with calves supplied by other local dairy farmers to produce rosé veal. [read article]

Bowsden Moor Pedigree Livestock
Through successful embryo transfer work, in just over a decade at Bowsden Moor, Jonathan and Jayne Watson and Jonathan’s uncle Brian Redhead have established pedigree British Blue and Limousin herds. [read article]

Highland Silver Wedding Present
Beef farmer Alastair Fitzsimon had a surprise Silver Wedding present from his wife Margaret and the rest of the family - two yearling Highland heifers. [read article]

Faith in traditional Dexter cattle
Faith in traditional Dexter cattle and dedication to the breed’s resurgence has paid off for Veronica Schofield. The low input yet productive cows have proved ideal for her smallholding. [read article]

Crossdykes South Country Cheviots
Hardy South Country Cheviots and pedigree and crossbred Limousins are the favoured breeds at Crossdykes, Tundergarth, Lockerbie. [read article]

Calf Igloos at Broadlea
A new calf building has been among the latest investments for Martin and Karen Wilson since they began farming at the 214 acre Broadlea Farm in 2000 where they now milk 165 commercial Holsteins. [read article]

Hallfield Blondes
Consistency of breeding has helped one of the UK’s longest-established pedigree Blonde herds win the breed society’s annual herd competition for the second time. [read article]

Lake District suckled calves
A typical Lake District marginal farm at Far Orrest, near Windermere produces premium quality suckled calves which regularly top the market. [read article]

Hill suckled calves win leading awards
Suckled calves produced by the Lee family of Agars Hill, Whitfield a Pennines hill farming family have gone on to win leading primestock events. [read article]

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