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12:13pm Thursday 1st August 2013
12:59pm Wednesday 31st July 2013
Could smallholders one day stock woolly mammoths? The scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep has outlined how a pre-historic animal might be "restored" using Jurrasic Park style techology. Professor Iam Wilmut, writing in the online academic journal The Conversation, says the idea has merit.
We are planning to move and will have some capital to live from. How long before we are in a profit situation? Are there any grants? It is possible to live from a smallholding but it is very hard work and you need considerable skills.
Last year it was the cost of hay and straw and this year due to the wet summer, the cost of feed wheat has gone through the roof. (And the cost of hay and straw doesn’t really seem to have come down either). livestock keepers from back yard poultry keepers to large farmers will find that feed bills increase this winter. So how do you manage the costs? Here are some dos and don’ts.
8:00am Sunday 30th September 2012
Landowners with plans to install large scale solar PV schemes and take advantage of cash incentives need to lodge their intent soon to avoid a proposal which would drastically reduce the profitability of their installations.
The government is promoting fitness for all in this Olympic year, and because so many rabbits suffer health problems because of bad diet and lack of space to exercise, we are joining in with a call for fitness for rabbits. So are your bunnies world-beating athletes or hutch potatoes?
Paddy Renshaw reveals its all about the details…. On a warm, sunny day, with the birds singing, hens clucking around the yard and sheep bleating to their lambs, I have friends say to me, “Oh you are lucky!
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