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Visiting farms during the pandemic

Visiting farms during the pandemic

I usually visit many farms each year – to talk to and write about inspiring and innovative grassland farmers. Not so in 2020. I popped down to Cornwall and Devon early in January to do an article on alternative forage crops, and in February met a Dorset dairy farmer...
When dreams come true

When dreams come true

I have always dreamt of herding cattle from horseback cowboy-style, across wide open spaces, through alpine pastures and along deep, salmon-red rocky canyons, and in and out of winding, rushing rivers.   I loved the western TV series ‘The Virginian’, have ridden...
Groundswell hosts first ever Grass-Fed day

Groundswell hosts first ever Grass-Fed day

Groundswell is an innovative, farmer-led annual event that showcases farming practices that promote soil health, for example by not ploughing and the introduction of mob-grazed cattle. Hundreds of farmers attended the inaugural ‘No Till’ Groundswell day, organised by...
Free-range dairy is causing a stir!

Free-range dairy is causing a stir!

With Pasture Promise milk now selling in 109 Asda stores and Waitrose milk being promoted heavily in their weekly newspaper – it looks like consumers are starting to care how cows spend their days. With Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty shouting their cause, it is no...
A week in my working life…

A week in my working life…

A couple of weeks ago I headed off from Cambridge on Monday morning and travelled to the far South West, making it back home on Friday. During the week I visited three fantastic farmers and attended a conference, where the discussions were all about grass! My first...

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