Water, water everywhere

Armstrong, Charlie
September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/19/2008, p33
Trade Publication
The article looks at the state of British livestock after torrential rain on September 7, 2008 flooded and waterlogged agricultural land in the country. Store lambs have started to arrive, but with stubble turnips and rented grass completely washed out, other options are now being sought. Finished cattle have been killed, but not to the organic market because the premiums have all but disappeared.


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