Young Farmers dairy stock judging

have been quite successful this year with my Young Farmers dairy stock judging at county level, including winning the senior dairy stockjudging competition at Devon county show. Due to my success, I qualified to represent Devon at the nationals competition at the Great Yorkshire Show, which I went up to in July...

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Tom Wood, Greenacres Farm

Tom Wood of Greenacres Farm in the Chew Valley is one of, if not the youngest packer/producer I have. Tom, currently 28 years old, started his business when he was 24. His family has a deep history in the egg industry. His father Peter was a producer for 55 years with cage and free range eggs but gave up production in 2012 when the cage ban came into place...

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New Lorry

Earlier on this year Martyn Lee agreed to join CMC as an owner driver. Living in Crediton, Martyn has done deliveries for us in the past and when we were looking to increase the delivery fleet, it seemed the obvious option. Martyn has many years’ experience delivering and some customers will probably recognise him on farm...

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Maize Trial Update

Well almost two months into our maize trial and I thought it would be good to report back on what we are seeing at the trial site at Mortimer’s farm close to the mill. I think it’s important to have an overview on what is happening in our trial and protocols that have been followed...

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Williams Farm Visit

It was back in April when I spoke to Rosie from Mole Avon to arrange the food and discuss the best way forward for the Open Day at the Williams farm at Axminster. I knew it would be a good event, having seen the new green field dairy unit being built, and with all the extensive work being carried out underground. Visiting again in February this year when all the work was complete, in addition to the four Lely milking robots, there were other robots working on the unit doing jobs like pushing in the silage and scraping down the slats...

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Robin’s Travels…

Why is it when I put pen to paper one of the livestock sectors seems to plummet in price? Last time it was beef and sadly they have continued to fall. Can I say hopefully that they have reached the bottom? This time it is the lamb prices, last week £4.15kg/dw. This week £3.70 By the time you read this article it could well be different again. Maybe it will allow purchase of store lambs at a favourable price...

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