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Manor Farm Charitable Trust

Manor Farm Charitable Trust

Di Slaney went from having four hens in the garden to setting up a Charitable Trust providing a sanctuary for 170 farm animals with disabilities and special needs! We spoke to her about her work, especially with the elderly animals on the farm, and about her relationship with her vets and CAM practitioners.

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The Role of Retired Ewes

The Role of Retired Ewes

Retired ewes are naturally full of experience. Along with expert access to treatments such as herbs and homeopathy, they are proving worth their weight in gold in promoting the well-being of the whole flock at Broadstone Rare Breeds Farm.

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Fermented Foods and Natural Farming

Fermented Foods and Natural Farming

Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is a system based on generations of sustainable farming methods practiced in Japan, China, and Korea. It is gaining popularity largely because it is showing considerable benefits in the production of plants and livestock. The methods employed by the KNF system maintains a balance in nutrient input and output. This also has a very positive effect upon the environment. The fermented products are used both on the land and in animal feeds. Homeopathy Dairy Farm is using fermented foods.

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Tales of a vet nurse

Tales of a vet nurse

As a vet nurse of some 30 years, the recent Vet Nurse Awareness Month caused me to reflect on how my career as a Registered Veterinary Nurse has evolved.

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Obsalim

Obsalim

Obsalim is a French diagnostic tool to help manage herd feed and monitor health. This unique method of assessment and ration adjustment is based on observing your cows, goats and/or sheep. It helps you better read your animals, to understand how they are digesting the ration in real-time. It uncovers the subtle issues that are generating problems and reveals opportunities to reduce input costs and turn losses into profits.

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Lydia

Lydia

Lydia was due to deliver her calf in January but a chronic case of mastitis was proving incurable with antibiotics.  Her conventional vet had treated her quickly and the organic farm followed their usual strict protocols in order to get the swiftest response from...

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