Loving the fleece that our new tup is growing .. well made, he is a lovely tempered boy too. All good traits to be adding to our future generations. Looking forward to spotty lambs in the spring.
Across the country we need more local abattoirs AND more local butchery and storage facilities.. its not enough to be able to kill, we need facilities to hang for the best amount of time, and butchery to then make the best of the meat we have produced, for feeding ourselves, or selling to our local community.
https://www.localabattoirs.com/ : Local, traceable meat is only possible with smaller local abattoirs
No smaller, local abattoirs means no local, traceable meat
The UK’s vital network of smaller local abattoirs is an essential part of the infrastructure for the supply of local meat. Farmers, butchers and caterers all rely on them.
We must ensure their continued viability
The purpose of the Campaign For Local Abattoirs is to help ensure a sustainable future for a UK-wide network of smaller local abattoirs, through lobbying the UK governments to take urgent action, and by working with the industry and governments to find longer-term solutions to the problems facing the sector, including enabling the establishment of mobile abattoirs for on-farm slaughter. Report from 2018 http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Re-localising-farm-animal-slaughter.pdf
the start of youtube collections, not in order ! nor are they complete, will be adding more always.
Holistic management Youtubes
Tree hay youtubes
Food Forest Youtubes
No Dig Youtubes
McMaster faecal test Youtubes
Alternative fibre Youtubes – nettle, flax
Old Skills you tubes
Trees and Wood youtubes
Fruit veggies herbs youtubes
Bacon sausages hams youtubes
Local Mob Grazing farm (An Sailean, Lismore) : Winter : Spring : Summer :
article on Knepp Castle Estate extensive regenerative agriculture
Knepp Castle Estate
Fodder browse article
Mob Grazing Scotland – MGS first meeting – MGS on Facebook
Youtubes : MGS meeting : Tall Grass Grazing :
Innovative Farmers page