Farmer Writes: don’t be a statistic
Joe Collingborn
Farmer Joe Collingborn writes about the importance of health and safety in farming.
16 July 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.
25 June 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.
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
Farmer Writes: phenomenal prices being paid for milking cows
Joe Collingborn recently sold a batch of in-calf heifers and is trying to discover why prices are so high for milking cows.
26 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: what goes up must come down
Farmer Joe Collingborn talks food security, grain prices and the benefits of using his new Hereford bull this year.
24 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: A seemingly bright future for milk prices
Grass is taking off at last on Joe Collingborn's farm, despite his efforts to pull back a little on fertiliser applications this spring.
16 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: hopefully the era of cheap food has come to an end
Although farmers may not be appreciated for their efforts, the public must realise they have to pay the cost of production for some of life’s essentials, writes Joe Collingborn.
24 April 2022 Farmer Writes