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Farming in Britain
Livestock and Crops
Avian Influenza - 'Bird Flu'
BSE - 'Mad Cow Disease'
Grass, hay & silage; an introduction
Grass in detail.
Silage & hay in detail
Wheat - a vital crop.
The history of wheat - and the rise of modern varieties.
The structure and genetics of wheat.
Modern wheat, its characteristics and uses.
Oilseed Rape(Canola) - not just for cooking oil.
Barley - used for animal feed and brewing
The history of barley, an ancient crop.
Growing and harvesting barley.
Malting barley and brewing beer.
Types of farm
How a plough works.
Reversible ploughs, ploughing in 'lands.'
What is sillion? A farmer's view of Gerard Manley Hopkins' most famous poem.
Introduction to early farming history
200 year's effect on wild birds
The Ox, once the draught animal of choice.
Water Meadows - the lush pastures of the river valleys.
How a water meadow system works
Water meadow maintainance and operation
The rise and fall of the water meadows
The farming year
Charlie Kirk's farm diary
Year 2001 - Foot & Mouth arrives
The year on a typical mixed farm
Farming related events
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Foot and Mouth Disease
Glossary of farming terms
Farming related links
Note for teachers, parents and those in difficulty
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