Remarkably still sowing

May 2006
Farmers Weekly;5/19/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 20, p52
Trade Publication
The article presents an update on the condition of livestock farming in Bushmills, Northern Ireland. The farmers are having difficulty in getting spring crops sown. Cattle are going out to grass with all youngstock vaccinated against blackleg. Farmers are hoping that the British Department of Agriculture's lifting of the beef ban can bring extra 30 pounds per kilogram required to stay in the business.


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