The first article is a survey of local farms which, however, provides a benchmark for farming practices back in 1987. The second article describes an innovative small sheep farm run by a couple in their retirement, so offers a break from tradition.

Editorial: The intention is to invite all local farmers – a diminishing number, in fact – to describe their respective farms, acreages, farming practices and extent of sub-contacting, and whether they can describe the changes in agriculture during their ‘custodianship’.

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