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How to Become a First Generation Farmer (Hardback) - John Terry

John Terry

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This book is written for the First-generation farmer and will give readers the information they need to commit themselves to a farming life even if they lack experience and finance.

This book is written for the First-generation farmer but at the same time will appeal to a much wider audience, including established farmers.The book gives readers the information they need to commit themselves to a farming life even if they lack experience and finance. It encourages would-be farmers to have a go at farming on their own, whether on a hobby farm, part-time farm or a full-time enterprise. It covers a wide range of topics, from renting land and buying a field, through to all the livestock enterprises, arable farming, haymaking, silage making and much more.

A chapter is included on how to obtain planning permission for a mobile home and permanent dwelling in a greenbelt area, along with how to go about building – invaluable for those who need to live on the premises. What makes this book unique is the added humour. If you have read John’s four hilarious school farm books, you will have come to expect his wonderful sense of humour to shine through.

John Terry was a teacher for 25 years. He was head of a rural studies department and school farm. He retired from teaching in December 1999. In June 1989 he started to set up a farm of his own which has developed over the years into a full-time business. He is well known in the agricultural world and is the author of four books about his life on the school farm.

Additional Information

Author John Terry
Availability In Print
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Extent 376 pages, 260 images
ISBN 9781908397928
Publication date Apr-15
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

Introduction 1

  1. How to Obtain Land 3
  2. Buying Your First Field 13
  3. Services: Electricity and Water 19
  4. Hedging and Fencing 23
  5. Getting the Land into Shape 35
  6. Farm Buildings 43
  7. Developing the Business at Oak Tree Farm and Constructing Farm Buildings 57
  8. Insurance 73
  9. Rules and Regulations for Keeping Livestock 79
  10. Making a Start with Cattle 93
  11. Cattle Diseases and Ailments 117
  12. Making a Start with Sheep 133
  13. Sheep Diseases and Ailments 159
  14. Making a Start with Pigs 175
  15. Pig Diseases and Ailments 191
  16. Other Livestock: Heavy Horses, Goats, Alpacas, Deer and Water Buffalo 201
  17. Making a Start with Laying Hens, Pullet Rearing and Broiler Production 211
  18. Chicken Diseases and Ailments 231
  19. Making a Start with Ducks, Geese and Turkeys 239
  20. Duck, Goose and Turkey Diseases and Ailments 253
  21. Arable Farming 261
  22. Diseases and Pests of Arable Crops 283
  23. Haymaking and Silage Making 293
  24. Caring for the Environment 303
  25. Progressing to a Mobile Home and Bungalow or House 311
  26. Diary of Events and Achievements 329
  27. Conclusions 341

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