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How to Prepare your Farm for Winter

Autumn is upon us; the nights are drawing in and there is frost on the ground. Many of you will be thinking towards December and beyond and looking to fully prepare your farm for the suspect arctic conditions heading to the UK this winter.

We have compiled a list of tips to be mindful while preparing for the Winter.

Take into to consideration measures such as fixing dripping taps to ensure that water does not drip and freeze causing blocked the pipes, make sure pipes are properly insulated. This should help stop these kinds of problems Happening. It could be a good idea for livestock farmers, to inspect troughs and drain and any that aren’t in use. If cattle are inside, you could try turning off the supply to the trough at the meter.Have a plan in place in case something does go wrong. Have contact details of a plumber handy in case a pipe burstsLivestock can cope with lowering temperatures if they have access to plenty of food and water. Making sure that you have plenty of supplies is …

September Is Organic Month- How Is Organic Farming Different

Artificial chemical fertilisers are prohibited – instead organic farmers develop a healthy, fertile soil by growing and rotating a mixture of crops, adding organic matter such as compost or manure Pesticides are severely restricted – instead organic farmers develop nutrient-rich soil to grow strong, healthy crops and encourage wildlife to help control pests and diseaseAnimal welfare is at the heart of the system and  free-range is guaranteed.The routine use of drugs, antibiotics, and wormers are banned. Instead, the farmer will use preventative methods, like moving animals to fresh pasture and keeping smaller herd and flock sizesGenetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are banned.

To Read last weeks blog on what is organic Farming click here!

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Organic Farming

Non-organic food production promotes the use of pesticides and chemicals which can pollute water and the environment by making their way into the food chain. Many pesticides don’t just kill the target pest, they can affect other wildlife by contaminating watercourses or disrupting ecosystems.

In contrast, Organic farming doesn’t allow any synthetic pesticides and herbicides. Research suggests that if all UK farming was organic, pesticide use would drop by 98%! Meaning that organic farms are a haven for wildlife.

In organic farming, natural alternatives are used to control pests and disease. Including crop rotations, encouraging natural predators, and good soil will promote better, healthy and pest free crops.
Organic farmers are allowed to use just 15 pesticides, originating from natural ingredients including citronella and clove oil, but they can only be used under very restricted circumstances.
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