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The farming and smallholding thread

I don't think you can start a small holding of just a few acres if it's only for your own consumption and small scale sales, the rules and regulations and planning permission just make it near impossible ?
 

Londo

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I don't think you can start a small holding of just a few acres if it's only for your own consumption and small scale sales, the rules and regulations and planning permission just make it near impossible ?
Bloke near me an ex copper ( I can just see the roof of his bungalow from my place ) started a smallholding just after I moved here so some 10 years ago , although although now given up due to poor health .
He has a blog that mentions some of the hoops he had to jump through to keep pigs and goats .
It's quite an interesting read .
If you are interested I can post up the link to the blog .
 

Londo

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Is meat that is halal slaughtered labelled as such? Maybe it should be. Might see a change in people’s thinking then when profits are hit. I still eat meat, just a lot less of it and I’m pretty bloody picky about where and who I buy it from.

It’s an evil, barbaric practice that should be banned now.
I'm much the same regarding meat eating these days .
 
I don't think you can start a small holding of just a few acres if it's only for your own consumption and small scale sales, the rules and regulations and planning permission just make it near impossible ?
Not impossible , farm land can be used for farming , the hard bit is getting planning for a residence , you then need a holding number and you are on the way to being a micro farmer.
 

cymraeg

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Bloke near me an ex copper ( I can just see the roof of his bungalow from my place ) started a smallholding just after I moved here so some 10 years ago , although although now given up due to poor health .
He has a blog that mentions some of the hoops he had to jump through to keep pigs and goats .
It's quite an interesting read .
If you are interested I can post up the link to the blog .
Yes pse
 

cymraeg

War Hero
Not impossible , farm land can be used for farming , the hard bit is getting planning for a residence , you then need a holding number and you are on the way to being a micro farmer.
Getting a Holding Number is as easy as emailing the council, we still have a HN on our garden, where we have raised pigs various. You will still need to register with APHA, so you can obtain a herd number and record movements, sheep and cattle have their own, different, requirements re paperwork.
With planning, AIUI, the way forward is to establish a need to be on site and park a mobile home there, and then apply for planning.
 
Getting a Holding Number is as easy as emailing the council, we still have a HN on our garden, where we have raised pigs various. You will still need to register with APHA, so you can obtain a herd number and record movements, sheep and cattle have their own, different, requirements re paperwork.
With planning, AIUI, the way forward is to establish a need to be on site and park a mobile home there, and then apply for planning.
My 12 year daughter did a holding number application when I said she couldn't have any miniature goats as we didnt have a holding number .
 
As @CptDanjou ...
mine wanted pigs, ended up with eighty odd running riot about bloody the place.
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I gave Sis (a typical Cotswolds incomer) a couple as a housewarming present (they wanted pot bellied, I'm an evil b*st*rd) along with Gloucestershire Council's AH email address...
She was set up inside a week with a Holding no.
Herd no.
The works....

Bugger was selling 'artisan' bacon within a year!
 
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