Posts made in May, 2018


Can We Farm Without Subsidy? Regenerative Agriculture Could Help But We Need To Act NOW. If you could double your acreage at no extra cost would you do it? As a farmer you have probably got used to the sad fact that making a living from your livestock enterprise without the support of government subsidy is about as likely as a blue faced Leicester ewe thriving outside in winter! Hopefully the new wave of support packages will allow...

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Dutch rewilding experiment missing a vital component… By Georgia Wingfield-Hayes. I visited the Oostvaardersplassen as part of a ‘rewilding’ study trip, in October last year. This vast reserve is mainly marsh, the area open to public being tiny in relation to its entirety. We walk out from the visitors centre to a beautiful big hide from where one can view a vast grassland plain. We were excited to learn that in 2006 the sea eagle,...

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