Farmer Writes: four failed attempts at turnout
Joe Collingborn
I’m always happier to talk about things that are going wrong rather than things that are going right (as that will tempt fate), writes English dairy farmer Joe Collingborn.
2 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: a story behind every farm
Times have moved on; things have changed and farms have become less parochial, writes Joe Collingborn.
18 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grazing has ground to a halt
The constant rain has caused the paddocks to flood with, the tracks under eight inches of water, writes Joe Collingborn.
Farmer Writes: a bull worth organising the collection of semen from
Joe Collingborn says he finally gained the confidence to organise the collection of semen from one of their own bulls, for AI with UK Sires.
16 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: don’t be a statistic
Farmer Joe Collingborn writes about the importance of health and safety in farming.
7 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: bulls and breeding at Holstein Friesian conference
Last week, we were fortunate to be able to attend the Holstein Friesian conference and AGM, writes Joe Collingborn.
16 July 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: a difficult spring and herds selling like wildfire
There is a Chinese curse which goes like this: “May you live in interesting times.” We certainly are.
25 June 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: family farm succession is a difficult business
Joe Collingborn explains his experience of succession planning - how it is daunting for both parties involved and how it takes a lot of time and preparation.
24 March 2023 News
Farmer Writes: rented land prices are alarming
Should I rent more land and use less fertiliser or rent less land and use more fertiliser, asks Joe Collingborn.
5 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: lots of take-home's from Dairy-Tech at Stoneleigh Park
Joe has also recently bought a brand new 57hp tractor and says he wishes he bought it years ago.
8 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: it takes 24 hours to make or break a political career
Joe Collingborn on why the Labour Party being in government might not be such a bad thing for farming.
31 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer writes: First Milk, Diddly Squat and drought
At home, things are proving difficult, as we have had no rain in the south-west for several weeks, writes Joe Collingborn.
4 September 2022 Farmer Writes