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Mat Cole faces similar challenges to many businesses but keeping cows and sheep on Dartmoor creates some of its own… There is always a perceived wisdom that ‘us straw-chewing, cheese-rolling farmers’ have life pretty good; we work hard but we spend o more

5 Dec 2017 13:35 Farming News

Stuart Luxton explains how some major financial outlay does pay extra dividends… Hello again everyone. As I write the weather seems to be playing up – just warm and pleasant but with little sun. It could be worse but conversely could be much better. more

31 Oct 2017 11:27 Farming News

With both boys now at school, my wife Gem has more available time to help with farm business and although working with your wife may have its moments, it will be great to spend more time with her and allow her to really engage with the business. I ha more

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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