Country life · Food & Drink · Harvest · Sugar

Sugar: From British beet to bake…

This morning I awoke to a tweet on my phone’s screen which simply said, £27/t. It meant nothing to me, but a little digging revealed the news that NFU Sugar and British Sugar have announced a one-year sugar beet contract for 2022. It means that beet farmers will receive a fixed sum of £27 a… Continue reading Sugar: From British beet to bake…

Beef · Cattle · Cooking · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week

Celebrating beef with homemade bresaola

Every year, St George’s Day marks the start of Great British Beef Week. Running for seven days, the celebration promotes our great British beef industry and champions the role of beef within a healthy and balanced diet. As a guardian of cattle, I fervently believe that events like this are integral to supporting the wider… Continue reading Celebrating beef with homemade bresaola

Cattle · Farm life

The cows head outside for summer…

This week felt a long time coming, but it eventually arrived. It was the joyous week when the cows were moved outside for the summer, and this year, it was a little later than usual. Later, because the grass decided it wasn’t too keen on growing. It wasn’t wet enough and there weren’t enough nutrients in… Continue reading The cows head outside for summer…