Author Archives: simon thompson

August 2020

COVID 19 has had massive impact on the global and local economies as we all now know. Interestingly reports from the NSA show a substantial increase in demand for sheep meat (presumable primarily lamb), through both local butchers but particularly encouragingly through supermarkets, as people often for the first time add lamb to the weekly

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July 2020

At last enough rain to get the grass moving. Let’s just hope that its arrival, roughly the same as last years does not imply an exact replay of last year’s weather! We have certainly suffered from no grass since lambing, resulting in extensive grazing across all fields and not being able to shut up any

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April 2020

After six months of prolonged and heavy rain on our heavy clay soil, the sheep not surprisingly clearly lost some condition by the time lambing started at the end of March. 2 1/2 weeks after lambing started and as predicted by Ian Beckett who does our scanning, 95% of the sheep had lambed, and without

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July 2019

July 2019   The weather dominates as usual. Just this spring/summer is the opposite to last year. We all have an embarrassing abundance of grass. I don’t want to be down to the last couple of bales of haylage again like we were this very kind spring.   Lambs are obviously growing really well (as

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