I am Farmers Guardian’s political editor. I have been doing the job for seven years, initially in our London office but I now work in a shed in my garden in rural Oxfordshire! I was brought up on an arable and turkey farm in Leicestershire and still occasionally help out with the turkeys at Christmas. I did a degree in economics at Manchester University, followed by a journalism course in London. I worked on various local papers before I was offered the prestigious role of poultry correspondent at FG in 1997. I left, came back and am still here today!
SHARES in China’s largest raw milk supplier have plummeted after an investigation into whether it knowingly sold cows at auction that tested positive for bovine TB.
The NFU hosted a conference at its Stoneleigh headquarters on Monday, dedicated to discussing the scientific basis for tackling bovine TB, but it did not provide the answers farmers wanted to hear. Alistair Driver reports.
There can be few better businesses to be in than dairying at the present time, according to David Christensen. Alistair Driver visited his Oxfordshire farm to find out why he remains so upbeat about the family dairy business.
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