Upland Farming Blog

Frances Graham is a young farmer who farms with her family at the top of Upper Nidderdale. The Grahams work on their hill farm throughout the year. From January 2016 to January 2017, Frances shared with us the ups and downs of a year’s farming in Nidderdale through a fortnightly blog.

18 November 2016 – Tupping »

Well it’s back to that time of year again and we are working with the sheep most days, getting them ready for tupping...

29 April 2016 – Hoggs »

Between going around the sheep morning and night we have been getting the hoggs ready to go to the moor.

18 March 2016 – Calving »

Over the past three weeks we have been calving. This year for the first time, the cows which were to calve have been synchronised. Synchronising the cows is when...

26 February 2016 – Checking for TB »

This week we have being TB testing, it’s a week that we have all being dreading as it takes up a lot of time and can be frustrating work. All the cows that we keep for breeding need to be tested...

31 January 2016 – Sheep Scanning »

It has been a busy week, my Dad and I have been sorting out for scanning. We scan sheep to find out how many lambs are inside them. We do this by using...

 

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