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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Jan 252013
 
28 January 2013 - Beyond the Farm

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!
Water Water everywhere – We had intended to revisit our wood, but like everywhere else it is very wet or even flooded. So instead we look at the effects of the floods on farming and the countryside and also look at why water is so important to farming and food production.

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Jan 112013
 
14 January 2013 - Computers in Agriculture + Year in a Wood

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!.
A year in a wood – we start our regular look in a wood. This program looks at what happens to the leaves which feel from the trees in Autumn and shows you how you can investigate the mini-beasts on leaf litter

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Discovering Our Countryside brings the world of farming and the countryside right into the classroom. Food production, agriculture, horticulture and the countryside are rich with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, steeped in our History, part of our surrounding Geographical world, inspiration for our Art, Music, Literature, part of Religious belief so why is only healthy eating,

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