The Mission of the Month for June is the Farming Community Network. Read all about it below, and if you would like to make a donation please use this link:
The virtual coffee morning on ‘Zoom’ on Wednesday 17th June will be a fundraising event for this charity. Why not join in?
Farming Community Network
Covide 19 is adding considerably to FCN’s work with the rules around Coronava virus, especially around stay alert keep a safe distance and save the NHS.
Our vet-nary practises find it difficult to treat large animals especially if they need help with a difficult calving, a caesarean section, an animal in pain, and other routine jobs around the farm by themselves, the farmer is pivotal to be on hand when treatment is needed no animal is left to suffer and FCN play a part at a safe distance supporting the farmer.
Incomes have dropped for some farmers, without the Hotel and Restaurant trade less beef lamb or pork is required so prices drop, milk also in some places is losing its markets. This long dry spring has meant that less silage has been cut, crops are wilting in the fields and unless we have rain the hay harvest may well be down. The farmer is totally reliant on the weather and business so these times are adding further stress on businesses.
A lonely job at the best of times farmers can have no visits from family and friends and all meetings are on hold. The real days out for the farmer are the county and one day agricultural shows, and after such a long and wet winter the real pleasure of leaving the farm and meeting up with friends has been cancelled and sheep dog trials are no longer going ahead. Farming is a twenty four day, and seven day week. The farm comes before everything.
Farming Community network plays an enormous part in keeping rural communities thriving and with the help and advice they give many would find themselves in a really difficult place.