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I wrote last time about our looming TB test due in February/March and the optimistic thought that maybe we would go clear for another year. Sadly we didn’t even get to the test. One of our cattle, whilst being inspected by a vet post mortem in an aba more

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As this is the first time I have done this I thought I would introduce myself and our farm: I am Stuart Luxton and farm on the outskirts of Okehampton, with my parents, Dudley and Frances. We run one of the South West’s largest pedigree herds of... more

23 Nov 2016 13:16 Farming News

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Mat Cole takes a brief look at farming life further afield, and gears up for nights drawing in at Greenwell farm. As the days get shorter the seasonal rollercoaster with its timeless inevitability seems to tighten its grip on us all once more... more

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The Dartmoor summer has delivered again, June and July was appalling with the wet and cold making our main harvest of grass late, muddy and hard work. As the grass gets older and goes to seed its value nutritionally drops. We farmers are very particu more

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Let’s shut the door on spring and welcome summer to Dartmoor and let’s hope that the sun comes out to get the first cut of grass harvested and start shearing the sheep, but the rain arrives back in small doses to keep the grass growing, the dust... more

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