Farming on the moors

A flavour of some of the farming activity in the Watershed Landscape and on the moors.

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Farm diversification=Rachel Hallos, Sheep and Beef Farmer talks about the advantages of diversifying within farming to deal with the challenges of the current economic climate and worries about disease.

Farm diversification

Rachel Hallos, Sheep and Beef Farmer talks about the advantages of diversifying within farming to deal with the challenges of the current economic climate and worries about disease.

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The farming year=Rachel Hallos, Sheep and Beef Farmer explains the seasonal aspects of a year in moorland farming.

The farming year

Rachel Hallos, Sheep and Beef Farmer explains the seasonal aspects of a year in moorland farming.

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Farming teaching resources=Visit the Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) website for many more teaching resources about farming.

Farming teaching resources

Visit the Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) website for many more teaching resources about farming.

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Moorland Sheep Farmer

Chris Crowther, local Farmer talks about his work grazing sheep on the moorland. He also tells us about his experiences of the process of repairing bare peat.

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How the RSPB works with farmers to restore meadows and habitats=Charlotte Weightman - Habitat Intervention Officer explains how to restore and maintain hay meadow to support the Pennine Twites in cooperation with local farmers.

How the RSPB works with farmers to restore meadows and habitats

Charlotte Weightman - Habitat Intervention Officer explains how to restore and maintain hay meadow to support the Pennine Twites in cooperation with local farmers.

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Photos of farming from FACE=Searchable photo gallery of farming including sheep farming, shooting etc. on the FACE (Farming and Coutryside Education) website. Lots of great uses for teaching.

Photos of farming from FACE

Searchable photo gallery of farming including sheep farming, shooting etc. on the FACE (Farming and Coutryside Education) website. Lots of great uses for teaching.

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How farmers make decisions=A fieldwork activity to explore how farmers decide what to use land for.

How farmers make decisions

A fieldwork activity to explore how farmers decide what to use land for.

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An introduction to farm diversification=An introduction to the background to farm diversification and some of the options.  Hosted by FACE (Farming and Countryside Education.

An introduction to farm diversification

An introduction to the background to farm diversification and some of the options. Hosted by FACE (Farming and Countryside Education.

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