Let's think positive

Chestnutt, Victor
December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/1/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 22, p50
Trade Publication
The author relates his experience of meeting other farmers in several events. He joined a panel of farmers who were answering questions by sheep farmers in a meeting related to agriculture. He also attended the Indagra exhibition held in Romania. He was present at the Texel Annual General Meeting held in Wales and visited the easy-care sheep flock of Iolo Owen in Anglesey.


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