At last, grass is growing

Armstrong, Charles
September 2006
Farmers Weekly;9/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p52
Trade Publication
The author offers updates on his livestock farming at their 648 hectares farm on Alnwick in Northumberland, England. He says that red clover and ryegrass have just been baled and wrapped with an average of five bales per acre. He was confused about their inability to keep their bulls in the correct field which according to him has never happened before.


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