Stuart Connor

FARMING MATTERS: Competing in daughter’s memory

British wool producer Stuart Connor has qualified through the English Open Shearing circuit as a member of the England team for the World Shearing Championships to be held in France next year. This achievement comes in spite of a year of personal tragedy, when Stuart and his wife Kira lost their three year old daughter, Grace, to mitochondrial disease.

Young farmers at the Lord Mayor's Show 2017 in London

FARMING MATTERS: Taking to the streets of London

Young farmers are being sought to join one of the most popular civic pageants in the world. The National Farmers Union (NFU) wants a bunch of enthusiastic young farmers to have starring roles in the 2018 Lord Mayor’s show in London and is launching a competition to find them.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday

FARMING MATTERS: A chance to see beyond farm gate

If you have always wanted to visit a farm but don’t have any farming friends, now is your chance to see what goes on beyond the farmyard gates and fields. On LEAF Open Farm Sunday hundreds of farmers and their families across the country welcome visitors and showcase all that British farming delivers.

Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: Lambing in full flow with lots of singles

Driving into the office yesterday I passed a field filled with ewes and lambs, and it was obvious the gorgeous little lambs were Jacob crosses due to their black, brown and white colouring. I used to have a pet ewe that was a Suffolk/Jacob cross and she was a beautiful chocolate brown colour.

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