Direct Message from Angry Farmer

Framptons CowsLocal farmer, Andrew Frampton is angry, frustrated and exasperated having to repeatedly deal with the carelessness of walkers leaving gates open and dog owners not picking up after their dogs.
A big f’ing thank you to the dog walkers/walkers who decided to leave open a hapsed and chained gate this morning (Saturday 4th) on the route to Lewesdon hill. 50 heifers and Bull then got into grass laid up for silage and a spring barley field. This is the third time this year. All gates swing freely and have simple dog clip and chain attachments to make it easier for you lot. We put up with you letting your dogs shit and not picking it up and even slinging it in the hedges when you do not to mention a lot of you who roam around the fields and through the woods which are miles away from the 1 m path leading to the hill.
Is it really that difficult to shut a gate behind you?
”  🤬

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The Countryside Code

No Bonfires or BBQsNatural England has updated the Countryside Code.

It now includes ‘don’t have BBQs or fires‘ as well as ‘check what facilities are open‘ and ‘obey social distancing measures‘.
Whether you’re enjoying our countryside as a walker, cyclist or horse rider, please follow the Countryside Code in order to respect others and protect our natural environment…and have a BBQ at home!

The Countryside Code:

Respect other people

  • Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
  • Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways are clear
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow

Protect the natural environment

  • Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
  • Don’t have BBQs or fires
  • Keep dogs under effective control*
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it

Enjoy the outdoors

  • Plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
  • Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures

* Dogs: A local note –

  • Dogs can disturb farm animals, people and wild life. By law your dog has to have a short lead in the country side.
  • If you’re on a public foot path your dog can have no lead only if he’s under control.
  • If your dog scares or injures a farmer’s animal they are entitled to shoot it if they want.
  • If you’re being chased by the farmer’s animals, let your dog off; don’t protect it.
  • Make sure your dog does not disturb nesting birds.
  • By law and for safety, clear up dog poo because it carries disease. 
  • Do NOT hang bags of poo on fences, gates, trees or bushes.  You take it to the nearest bin.
  • Please follow the code and please, keep your dog under control.  Thank you 🙂

The Countryside Code

Assistance for Dairy Farmers

Photo by Emma HouseThe Dairy Response Fund 2020 is to provide support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment. It opened on 19th June for those eligible to apply for up to £10,000 of financial support following the coronavirus outbreak.
To be eligible for support from the fund, farmers in England need to demonstrate that they have suffered a reduction in the average price paid for their milk of 25% or more in April 2020 when compared with February 2020.
Qualifying farmers are entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses across April and May incurred as a result of a drop in price, following a reduced demand for milk with the closure of restaurants, bars, and cafes in recent months.
This financial support is to help farmers maintain production capacity and sustain their business without impacts on animal welfare.
Farmers will be able to apply for a single payment from the fund, which will be paid out from 6th July. Applications can be submitted directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

The deadline for applications  is 14th August.

For more Government Guidance and Regulation re: Dairy and Milk Production – Click HERE.

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