Farming

What Issues Do Local Abattoirs Face?

In some respects we are very aware of where our food comes from as we see sheep and cows every time we drive anywhere in the area. But abattoirs are also a crucial part of the supply chain getting food on to our plates at home. 

Discussing Sheep Tagging at Leyburn Auction Mart

Another session at a Farmers Auction Mart, this time in Leyburn. In spite of it being store cattle day, the topic farmers most wanted to speak to me about was the electronic identification (EID) of sheep (tagging).

Speaking with Farmers at Northallerton Auction Mart

A great morning at the Auction Mart. I got to test out my knowledge of liveweight and deadweight, fat stock, store stock and cull cows, and was even given a quick test on identifying different breeds!