Reaping the benefits

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For James Peck, winning Farmers Weekly’s Young Farmer of the Year award allowed him to step out of his father’s shadow and gain recognition as a farmer in his own right. Since he launched PX Farms seven years ago, James, … Read More

Famous in Australia

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On my return yesterday from India, Julian Burman who had been working in Australia at another scholars farm bought back an article in the farming press of my time with the Canadian group looking at controlled traffic farming in Australia. … Read More

Camping in the mountains

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Kevin and I shared a tent with a bolt on bathroom for two nights. It’s been a long time since I’ve been camping. We all had a wonderful experience on this trip and learnt a great deal travelling around India … Read More

Camel pooh paper

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I didn’t realise you could make paper out of pooh. Camel manure is milled and added to cotton fibres, pressed and left to dry. We where well looked after for two days and learnt about camels and had a local … Read More

Indian sheep farming

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Indian sheep farming at it’s best. Villagers work together to shear the sheep. Average farmer would have 52 sheep, this village had 120 each. Shearing with old fashioned shears would need to be paid on piece work as one sheep … Read More

Golden hands

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Tony booked us in for two nights in a farm stay in deep roots a 30 acre wheat, rice and mangoes. He accidentally found the stay by researching mutton and it was on the menu. Kanwal kindly looked after us … Read More

India

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I’ve arrived in india, after arriving in Delhi I meet up with michael, Tony, Kevin and rona. We took another plane to Chandigarh which was one hours ride. Kingfisher airlines managed to lose my bag, but thank goodness it turned … Read More