Lighter evenings, warmer temperatures and the emergence of snowdrops – spring is on the way.
Spring is a hectic and busy time on the farm. Tasks such as ensuring equipment and machinery is ready for a busy year ahead, preparing soil for crop planting and getting ready for lambing and spring calving are already underway. Despite unpredictable weather – 2021 has seen some of the coldest February temperatures on record across the UK – spring is a time where farmers must plough on in the hope for a productive and prosperous season.
To make life easier, we have put together a guide on products that will help with spring time farm tasks.
Task: Maintenance of equipment
As the ground hardens and grass growth picks up, livestock will be put out to pasture. Before turning cattle out, it’s important to ensure maintenance of equipment is carried out and fences are inspected and repaired if necessary. The days are lengthening but during early mornings and late evenings it’s still dark and temperatures can be on the cold side.
Task: Keeping spirits up
Between battling the elements and caring for livestock, farming is incredibly hard work. Taking care of yourself and your loved ones is just as important as taking care of the farm and animals – even if that’s just replacing your equipment and workwear to ensure you’re fully equipped to take on each spring day’s new challenge. Treat yourself or someone you care about to something from our selection of gifts for farmers.
Task: Lambing and Calving
A crucial part of the farming calendar – lambing and spring calving season is almost upon us and for most the sight of new lambs playing in the field represents winters end and new beginnings. For farmers however new life brings with it hard work and the need to be up all hours of the day and night.