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Cows at the farm gate

FARMING MATTERS: Buy British farmers’ food

There is a crisis facing British farmers, and the public is being called upon to support the industry by trying to buy British when out shopping.

Thame Summer Sheep Fair 2015

FARMING MATTERS: Biggest sheep fair in the UK

Farmers travelled from all over the country including as far away as Northumberland and Cumbria to buy and sell at the Thame Summer Sheep Fair, which is the largest breeding sheep fair in the UK.

Suckler cow with calves

FARMING MATTERS: Video shows suckler cows and calves coming in

Dairy cows are used to being handled on a daily basis, but suckler cows are not. So when we have to bring the herd in for summer treatments it takes a lot of forethought and preparation to ensure the day goes without mishap.

  • 10°C to 20°C Sunny spells
  • Biggleswade 5-day weather forecast

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    Friday 28 Aug

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 20°c

    Low 10°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 12 mph

    Saturday 29 Aug

    Light rain

    Temp

    High 19°c

    Low 11°c

    Wind

    From South west

    Speed 8 mph

    Sunday 30 Aug

    Light showers

    Temp

    High 19°c

    Low 11°c

    Wind

    From North west

    Speed 5 mph

    Monday 31 Aug

    Light showers

    Temp

    High 19°c

    Low 8°c

    Wind

    From North west

    Speed 9 mph

    Tuesday 1 Sep

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 17°c

    Low 8°c

    Wind

    From North west

    Speed 9 mph