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24Nov 20
Oxford Student Beef Ban: Let’s Choose Facts Over Fashion

Oxford Student Beef Ban: Let’s Choose Facts Over Fashion

News that the Oxford University Student Union has voted to ban beef and lamb from campus canteens in a misguided effort to tackle climate change will no doubt dismay many British farmers—particularly those who are doing their best to farm sustainably. The vote follows similar initiatives to ban the sale of beef at Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Cambridge, in the half-baked belief that a reduction in the consumption of beef lowers an individual's carbon footprint. The…

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25Oct 20

Tynings Farm – Somerset, UK

John Wyatt raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW dairy cows at Tynings Farm near Radstock in Somerset. The dairy cows at Tynings Farm are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.…

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23Oct 20
Neston Home Farm Farm Profile

Neston Home Farm – Wiltshire

Paul Redmore raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Neston Home Farm near Corsham in Wiltshire. The dairy cows at Neston Home Farm are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. Neston Home Farm…

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22Oct 20
Partridge Farm In Shropshire, UK Farm Profile

Partridge Farm—Bishop’s Castle, UK

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only three miles from the town of Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire, Partridge Farm is part of the prestigious Linley Hall Estate. Farmer James Evans manages a Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle and sheep on the 750-acre arable and livestock farm. After a new owner took over the Linley Hall Estate a few years ago, James used…

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22Oct 20

Manor Farm – Somerset

D Jefferies raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Manor Farm near Blagdon in Somerset. The dairy cows at Manor Farm are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. Manor Farm supplies Lye Cross…

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