First farming artificial insemination in Stratton!

More from my interview with John Going, 94, of Widemouth, who was the first smallholder in the area to use artificial insemination on his cows: The War changed things. When […]

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Watch out for livestock, dog owners…

Police are today reminding dog owners of their responsibilities following reports of attacks on livestock in the region, caused by dogs being walked off the lead. Last year there we […]

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Food and Farming Apprenticeships

Food and farming go hand in hand and both are vitally important. So is education, though I’m not sure why everything has to be a ‘degree’ these days. Anyway, that’s […]

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Private Blood Testing to Diagnose TB in Cattle

  As part of new cattle measures to help achieve TB freedom, from 6 April farmers in England have been able to submit blood samples for TB testing to an APHA […]

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Farmers on Alert for Blue Tongue

Defra has spoken, so passing on this alert for farmers:   Farmers are being urged to monitor their stock carefully following the ongoing presence of bluetongue disease in France. The […]

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Dairy Protest Spreads Since #Bude Morrisons Event

So, the ball is well and truly rolling on milk prices since farmers made a point, and a very valid one, too, at Morrisons in Bude and Bideford. Well done […]

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After the Direct Action Comes the Petition – #MilkPrices

People got very engaged with the protest about milk prices this weekend. Rightly so, and a bit of direct action made the point beautifully. So, now sign this petition set […]

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Milk – Farmers in Dairy Protest at #Bude Morrisons

Farmers are making a point, and a very valid one, too, at Morrisons (though all supermarkets are probably equally culpable). Well done. Make a noise! Please support local farmers in […]

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Budget Changes Will Help #Cornish Farmers, Says Dan

Local Liberal Democrat MP and Defra Minister, Dan Rogerson, has welcomed changes announced by the Coalition Government in last Wednesday’s Budget to help local farmers.   The period over which […]

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#Bude Smallholder Sentenced

Taken directly from the Cornwall Council website, Bude smallholder David Evans has today been sentenced to four months in prison and banned from keeping sheep by District Judge Kevin Grey […]

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TB Testing Changes for 2015

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is introducing new arrangements for the delivery of TB testing in England and Wales. From April 2015, APHA will manage TB testing through […]

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Smallholders Urged to Be Aware of EU Rule Changes

In our area, there are lots of smallholders around, so this news may be of interest to them as it relates to rule changes from the EU. I don’t much […]

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Free Meeting for Farmers

As part of the ongoing Bude Cleaner Seas Project, all farmers in the catchment of the rivers Neet and Strat are being invited to attend a free event at the […]

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Milk – A Better Price for Cornish Farmers

North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson has welcomed the news that DairyCrest will be increasing the price it pays local farmers for its Davidstow milk. In a year of […]

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