The Dorset farmer whose pregnant Highland cow was chased to its death by dogs has been gifted nine Highland cattle by a fellow Dorset farmer.

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In June we shared how Cameron Farquharson’s cow Gladis sadly made national news when she fell more than 30ft on Eggardon Hill in May. She was due to calve in a couple of days, but her unborn calf died with her. After hearing the story, Stan Sadler, who lives in Dorset, got in touch. He owned a […]

Agriculture Deemed the Most Dangerous Industry

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It is an unfortunate fact that of all the major industrial industries, agriculture is the most dangerous with fatalities being around 20 times higher than others. The month of July was host to Farm Safety Week, whereby awareness is raised of the dangers of the industry. Unfortunately, in the following fortnight, another four deaths were […]

Local Farm is helping young people feel needed, wanted and valued.

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A Dorset youth farming project was featured on BBC Countryfile in July. ‘Future Roots’ – based at Rylands Farm, a 30 acre smallholding near Sherborne – is the brainchild of social worker Julie Plumley.   Having grown up on a farm herself, Julie wondered what potential there might be for kids struggling in the school system […]