Just a Fluke

Just a Fluke There is no doubt that fluke is responsible for serious economic losses in the farming industry, but what if eradication is never possible?My husband and I took over running the farm here four years ago. Everything had been ticking along for years, but a quick flick through the medical records showed a …

Farming to Scale

Farming to Scale Who remembers the book Small is Beautiful by Schaumacher? I was told that title was not Schaumacher’s choice but his editor’s. Certainly the title worked as a sales ploy because Small is Beautiful is an iconic book known the world over. The Appropriate Size is Right as title, which does not roll …

Meet dairy farmer, Pat Aherne – an unconventional convert

Meet dairy farmer, Pat Aherne - an unconventional convert Irish conventional dairy farmer, Pat Aherne, (pictured left) has transformed his herd health and fertility whilst reducing antibiotic use through a wholistic approach learned over the last 10 years.  He is passionate about a natural health approach to his herd of 100 dairy cows and now …

The Government’s stance on Food Import Standards is winding me up!

The Government's stance on Food Import Standards is winding me up! Dairy farmer and homeopathy user, Bridget Whell is furious about the government’s refusal to protect the UK’s high farming standards in Law. The Government's stance on Food Import Standards is winding me up! I’m not particularly political but I’m becoming so. The government’s failure to …