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21Oct 20

Chapel Pill Farm – Somerset

Lester Lavington raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Chapel Pill Farm near Abbots Leigh in Somerset. The dairy cows at Chapel Pill 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. Chapel Pill…

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19Oct 20

Midgell Farm – Somerset

Royston Baber raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Midgell Farm near Backwell in Somerset. The dairy cows at Midgell 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. Midgell Farm supplies Lye Cross…

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13Oct 20

UK Farmers ‘Collateral Damage’ in Post-Brexit Trade Deal Considerations

UK farmers will have woken up this morning to the news that measures in the Agriculture Bill 2020 to ensure future trade deals will meet UK animal welfare and food safety rules were rejected by the government. Ministers have ruthlessly and serially reneged on pre-Brexit and pre-election manifesto promises to protect food and farming standards around food safety, environment and animal welfare. Instead, we have another empty and equally unbelievable comment from Defra’s Victoria Prentis that the government is “absolutely…

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12Oct 20
NBA Blog

Is the National Beef Association missing the point?

Farmers across the world could be forgiven for feeling somewhat unloved at the moment – and it’s probably fair to say that those with cattle have been unfairly singled out as being solely responsible for the climate emergency. Against that backdrop the UK beef industry’s self-proclaimed representative body, the National Beef Association (NBA), appears to favour the further intensification of beef production in the UK (at the expense of sustainable, grass-fed systems) as the most ‘climate friendly’ solution looks frankly…

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02Oct 20

Trefranck Farm – Cornwall, UK

Matt and Pip Smith raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW sheep and venison at Trefranck Farm in Cornwall. The farm has been in Pip’s family since 1703 and the couple took over the running of it together from her parents in 2014 with a flock of roughly 1,100 sheep. The Smiths were awarded Sheep Farmer of the Year in 2017 by the Farmers Weekly Awards and Matt,…

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