12 January 2015 – Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

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Jan 092015
 
12 January 2015 - Computers in Agriculture Winter Allotment Harvest

Farm Animals and Computers – Shows how computers are used to monitor pigs feeding during pregnancy and also how they are used to help farmers weigh ingredients so they can mix the correct food ingredients for cattle. It also shows how even milking cows and goats is helped by the use of computer to monitor how much milk is produced.
In your local Greenhouse – Shows how machines are used to plant seeds then how computers and robots are used to then sort the growing seedlings. It also shows how human input is still needed for many jobs that computers cannot do – yet!
Winter Harvest – See what you can harvest even in winter on our allotment.

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1 December 2014 – Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

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Nov 252014
 
1 December 2014 - Christmas Special: Trees Sprouts Wool Jumpers

Christmas Harvest in the fields. – Christmas Trees and Sprouts being harvested for Christmas.The wet Autumn has meant farmers are still trying to harvest some other crops to0…..
Christmas Jumpers. – See how the wool for your jumper get from the sheep to Santa’s sack!
Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside
Plus Bonus – How we can help you with your growing in school next term

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10 November 2014 – Managing the seasons

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Nov 072014
 
10 November 2014 - Managing the seasons

How can you enjoy your 5-a-day all year round? This looks at the different ways we use to preserve food so we can enjoy it out of season. Freeze it! Cool it! Fly it! Cover it! Time it!
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.
Helping wildlife with the seasons. – Shows how you can help the wildlife cycle by feeding birds in your garden or school. This section gives you advice and tips on feeding birds and also how you can make your own fat balls.

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20 October 2014 – The ABC of farming

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Oct 162014
 
20 October 2014 - The ABC of farming

The Poo Cycle.How farm livestock re-cycle the products of harvest. This shows how livestock eat the products of harvest and produce manure for the farming to re-cycle by using on the crops he grows.
Re-starting the Crop Cycle– Shows farmers planting their Winter crops and thus re-starting the farming cycle.
Wildlife is seasonal too– Explains how birds migrate here not only in the summer but also the winter. Asks them to look for some winter migratory birds

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6 October 2014 – Autumn Tasks

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Oct 032014
 
6 October 2014 - Autumn Tasks

School’s harvest as do farmers – Shows pupils returning to Stockbridge to harvest the crops they planted this spring and also how farmers harvest the same crops with big machines
Livestock farmers preparing for Winter. – Shows how livestock farmers started their preparation for winter back in the summer by preserving grass to feed over the winter.
Wildlife must prepare for Winter – Explains how farmers help insects survive winter and how you can too at your school.

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22 September 2014 – Using the Products of Harvest

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Sep 192014
 
22 September 2014 - Using the Products of Harvest

Natures larder – How natures larder does not last all winter and needs help to sustain wildlife until the spring.
Using the products of harvest for us – Shows some of the products we can make from Cereal Grains such as flour, bread and beer
Using the products of harvest for livestock – Shows how we use cereals to feed livestock

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Jun 142014
 
16 June 2014: Summer in the farming year

Allotment – Snails a pest to farmers and gardeners. Have some fun with a snail race
Grass at Last – We revisit the lambs we saw turned out after lambing and we see our calves getting their first taste of fresh grass
Beetroot Seed & Ripe Tomatoes – We say strange beetroot seed planted and then the tomatoes we saw planted, sorted by robots, pollinated by bees are finally picked and sorted ready for you to enjoy in the shops

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May 292014
 
2 June 2014: Green Green Growth of June

Allotment – Planting runner beans, corgettes and brassicas in with or without a garden.
Planting…– We see the schools visiting Stockbridge Technology Centre planting lettuce and then see how farmers plant lettuce and sprouts on a commercial scale.
Pigs for bacon – The pigs we have followed from farrowing are weighed to see if they are ready for bacon. We also follow a local butcher as he explains how a pig carcass in butchered into the various pork and bacon cuts

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May 172014
 
19 May 2014: April shower - not always in April

Lambing – Follow lambing on Oliver’s Farm where we see lots of new born lambs and the work involved in looking after all these new lives, which involves both experienced shepherds and fresh, enthusiastic young shepherds.

Planting Potatoes – We see the first school visits of the year to Stockbridge Technology Centre and see the children and their teachers busy planting potatoes and wild flowers.

Allotment Update – See how crops have progress on our allotment.

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May 052014
 
5 May 2014: Spring - What does it mean to you?

Prepare for your preparers! – Planting potatoes in your garden, allotment or on your patio
Calving – We finally manage to capture some cows calving on film – full graphic details so beware! We show how soon a newborn calf is up and suckling it’s mother’s milk and also how the farmer’s jobs and responsibilities for this calf start from day 1
Sowing and harvesting – Whilst farmers are busy sowing crops such as peas and wheat in the fields, growers are already harvesting some of the crops like cucumbers, which are grown under glass.

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Mar 222014
 
24 March 2014 - Ides of March - come and gone....

Planning done! – Planning over down to planting on the Allotment, with bean, peas, parsnips and catch crops.
Busy bees Busy Farmers –Shows bees busy pollinating tomatoes, and farmers busy in the fields, fertilising winter crops and sowing spring crops.
Secret Calves and lambs? – Explains how we have so far been unsuccessful in catching calves being born on film, but how we are more confident of catching lambs being born as our farmer has 2000 ewes to lamb. We see these ewes being brought inside, fed and vaccinated in preparation for lambing.

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Mar 072014
 
10 March 2014 - Nature knows....

The snow hath retreated – Looks at the signs of spring. What can you look for as an indication that spring has sprung! Also how you and your school can get involved with helping scientists analyse if spring is getting earlier like some people believe.
Beating the weather? –Another visit to the greenhouses to see how the tomatoes are progressing, as well as cucumbers and surprisingly strawberries.
The weather can kill! – This follows our newborn piglets through to weaning, looking at what different systems are available for rearing pigs and how the UK pig herd has some of the highest welfare standards in the world – which we should be supporting if we believe in animal welfare.

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Feb 072014
 
10 February 2014 - A time to prepare

Preparing for Calving and Sows Farrowing – Shows a farmer fetching in his cattle ready for calving in the spring, Then goes on to show how piglets are born all year round. With footage of piglets actually being born .
New Life in the Greenhouse –Show the tomatoes we saw being planted and grown as seedlings now being transferred and set out in greenhouses.
Bird Nesting Boxes – helping new life. – Helping a little owl then how you can help birds after a hard winter. Jon Traill a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust field officer gives tips and advice on types of bird boxes and where to place them for best results.

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Jan 242014
 
2014 Livestock Posts

All Livestock posts for 2014

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Jan 242014
 
27 January 2014 - Beyond the Farm and digging allotment

Grow4.me.uk – Digging our new allotment- We have started digging our allotment – see how we have got on. Follow our allotment on the Grow4.Me website – visit Grow4.Me now
Milk beyond the farm – Shows that the safety of this important foodstuff starts with storage on the farm and then shows how it is treated to keep it safe to consume and then how it is packed into the cartons of liquid milk you buy as a consumer.
Potatoes beyond the farm – This shows how the surplus of harvest is stored and gradually used to keep the shops of Britain supplied year round – without the need for ‘fresh’ imports of potatoes from abroad as some shops would have you believe. It also shows how one of our favourite potato products is made – Crisps!

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Jan 082014
 
13 January 2014 - Computers in Agriculture + New Allotment

Farm Animals and Computers – Shows how computers are used to monitor pigs feeding during pregnancy and also how they are used to help farmers weigh ingredients so they can mix the correct food ingredients for cattle. It also shows how even milking cows and goats is helped by the use of computer to monitor how much milk is produced.
In your local Greenhouse – Shows how machines are used to plant seeds then how computers and robots are used to then sort the growing seedlings. It also shows how human input is still needed for many jobs that computers cannot do – yet!.
Grow4.me.uk – Starting a new allotment- We have started a new allotment to help you with your growing in school

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2 December 2013 – Preparing for Winter

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Nov 292013
 
2 December 2013 - Preparing for Winter

Livestock over Winter – Some animals are seasonal breeders only mating at certain times of year, like sheep in Autumn, others like pigs will breed all year round.
A special harvest is about to begin – Shows farmers harvesting some late crops then ploughing land for spring, also showing their skills off in a ploughing match. The harvesting of Christmas Trees is covered too.
Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside.

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11 November 2013 – Managing the seasons

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Nov 102013
 
11 November 2013 - Managing the seasons

How can you enjoy your 5-a-day all year round? This looks at the different ways we use to preserve food so we can enjoy it out of season. Freeze it! Cool it! Fly it! Cover it! Time it!
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.
Helping wildlife with the seasons. – Shows how you can help the wildlife cycle by feeding birds in your garden or school. This section gives you advice and tips on feeding birds and also how you can make your own fat balls.

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21 October 2013 – The ABC of farming

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Oct 182013
 
21 October 2013 - The ABC of farming

The Poo Cycle.How farm livestock re-cycle the products of harvest. This shows how livestock eat the products of harvest and produce manure for the farming to re-cycle by using on the crops he grows.
Re-starting the Crop Cycle– Shows farmers planting their Winter crops and thus re-starting the farming cycle.
Wildlife is seasonal too– Explains how birds migrate here not only in the summer but also the winter. Asks them to look for some winter migratory birds

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Oct 132013
 
Autumn Farm Visits

The Autumn farm visits have gone very well so far.  We have already had some great feedback “Thanks for a fantastic day at Weighton Wold Farm with Warter School. Superb initiative & best school trip ever!” Tracey Baty, Parent Governor, Warter School   “The visit was a fantastic experience for the children and the adults alike” Sue Brummit

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7 October 2013 – Preparing for Winter

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Oct 052013
 
7 October 2013 - Preparing for Winter

School’s harvest as do farmers – Shows pupils returning to Stockbridge to harvest the crops they planted this spring and also how farmers harvest the same crops with big machines
Livestock farmers preparing for Winter. – Shows how livestock farmers started their preparation for winter back in the summer by preserving grass to feed over the winter.
Wildlife must prepare for Winter – Explains how farmers help insects survive winter and how you can too at your school.

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23 September 2013 – Using the Products of Harvest

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Sep 192013
 
23 September 2013 - Using the Products of Harvest

What was a Victorian Farm like – Looks at how farming changed from the medieval strip farming system and how the Victorians developed and mechanised farming, with an emphasis on the Yorkshire Wolds.
Using the products of harvest – Shows some of the products we can make from Cereal Grains such as flour, bread and beer
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.

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Sep 092013
 
Discovering Science on the Farm - Autumn

Pupils will follow the story of one of the farm’s food products, investigating the science farmer’s use in its production, and then produce their own “Discovering Science on the Farm Story” of this product using photos taken on their visit, images provided by the farmer and research from other websites and reading.

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