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Dexter Cattle

A happy herd of Dexters

Nestled on a hillside in leafy Warwickshire you will find a very happy farmer, Mycroft Perry, and his calm and friendly herd of Dexter cattle.

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Shropshire Sheep

Traditional choice

Shropshire sheep are traditional, easy-lambing and tree friendly

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Kim and Simon Everett with their new trees

Trust helps with trees

Kim Everett explains how she and her husband Simon were helped by the Woodland Trust to plant trees on their smallholding in Kent

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Cria at Bozedown Alpacas

Choosing your first alpacas

Advice from Joy Whitehead of Bozedown Alpacas in Oxfordshire

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Try llama trekking

Try llama trekking

Golden Valley Llamas

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Husband and wife team John Overvoorde and Jill Vaughan with some of their plants

Organic plants galore at Defland Nurseries

Delfland Nurseries is the leading commercial organic propagator, a family business owned and run by husband and wife team John Overvoorde and Jill Vaughan. They have been registered with the Soil Association for 18 years.

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Handling your livestock

Even with a few animals, having well designed rather than unhelpful handling systems can make the difference between quick, easy and cheerful chores and time consuming tasks. This is the first of a new series, Debbie Kingsley looks at some key skills that will take you beyond the basics of handling your livestock

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Worming goats

Anke Sieker tackles a tricky topic, but one of vital importance for the goatkeeper

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Leanne Edwards with her husband Richard and children, Tom, 12, and Lily 7

A focus on welfare

For smallholder Leanne Edwards, animal welfare is paramount. She talked to neighbour and CS writer Jules Moore

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Dexter Cattle

A happy herd of Dexters

Nestled on a hillside in leafy Warwickshire you will find a very happy farmer, Mycroft Perry, and his calm and friendly herd of Dexter cattle.

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