2nd December 2020
Update - December 2020
Despite Covid, we as farmers have been permitted to carry on pretty much as normal which has been great. That being said I think the lack of opportunity to enjoy face to face meet ups and a general uncertainty looking into the future may have slowed progression on some farms. Thankfully now with the promise of vaccines and social distancing there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We have invested in temperature testing and track and trace at all are main yards to allow a small wall of defence against Covid, prior to anyone’s arrival on farm. As a farm that enjoys welcoming people for farm visits we have also had to stop this for the foreseeable future.
It has been disappointing to only have had the chance to meet as a group of ambassadors once this year but luckily we have a WhatsApp group where we have been able to chat.
If I’m honest, I’m trying not to get to caught up in the UK’s departure from the EU. I’m hoping that we are not too badly affected but I do expect a drop in livestock prices but I also am optimistic it will return to where it should be within 12 months. I’m hoping the quality and welfare of UK farm produce is protected regardless of new trade deals being made and we don’t allow are standards to slip due to imports from other countries. It’s not going to be easy but I’m sure that we will be able to get through it.