Country diary: Digging for worms, and other post-Brexit jobs for a farmer | Farming

Thet is a warm afternoon and I am lying on my back watching two buzzards circling above. Although thankfully not as hot as it has been, the heat has temporarily defeated me and I have downed my spade for a rest. Our farm is part of Defra’s sustainable farming incentive (SFI) pilot, and we have … Read more

Far from home: farmer in South Australia finds baby seal in wheat crop 3km from ocean | South Australia

A South Australian farmer has released a baby seal back into the ocean after finding it in a wheat crop on a farm near Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula. Farmer Ty Kayden was called by his neighbor on Thursday morning, who said he had found a seal on his driveway, 3km inland from the sea. … Read more

Milestone for NOAH and Lantra’s farmer training program

NOAH’s Animal Medicines Best Practice (AMBP) farmer training has reached the milestone of 1,000 registrants to the program. Produced in partnership with Lantra, the AMBP aims to be a flexible and affordable solution for farmer training in the safe and responsible use of medicines, while fulfilling standards set out under the Red Tractor scheme for … Read more

Sheep audit tool aims to help vets with farmer engagement

A checklist-based audit tool has been launched to help vets engage more proactively with sheep farmers. MSD Animal Health hopes the tool will enable farm vets to forge closer links with sheep farmers by enabling them to develop action plans that help shepherds address key areas of flock health and productivity. The Flock Health Checklist … Read more