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About Headys Farm

Hi, I am just your average British farmer, sharing with you my day to day life on our mixed farm in Buckinghamshire. Come and join me for the highs and lows of farming cattle and sheep, along with growing a variety of crops for us and our animals to eat. Laugh with me, laugh at me, I don't mind, just come and see how great British food is produced and why we do what we do.

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Rich and the vet check if the cows are pregnant

Here is a quick video of how our vet tests our cows to see if they are ‘in calf’ (pregnant)….

5 points of The Countryside Code, with Farmer Rich

Farmer Rich Heady and his children teach us about 5 important parts of The Countryside Code, by walking around their…

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From seed to cattle feed – the barley journey

From seed to cattle feed, check out the journey of our barley, says Rich Heady, a mixed farmer from Buckinghamshire,…

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Watch Buckinghamshire farmer, Rich Heady, sow wheat

We can plant the grain that we harvest to grow next year’s crop. First we clean it to remove weed…

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R.I.P oilseed rape – Rich battles stem flee beetle

Today I harvested the last field of oilseed rape to be grown on this farm until we find a solution…

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Farm view: What does wet weather mean for harvest?

Wet weather in harvest is one of the most frustrating things for farmers. We can’t harvest wet grain, and just…

How farmers turn grass into bales of silage

Watch farmer Rich Heady and his team use tractors and other machinery to turn a field of grass into big…

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Silage making gets underway at Headys farm

We make two types of silage to feed our cattle over the winter. We make some into bales and some…

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Haircut time: Why we sheer our sheep

The sheep have all had their annual hair cut πŸ‘ βœ‚οΈ.Β  Luckily for them we had the professionals in. Yes…

What’s it like being a beef farmer?

Thinking of becoming a farmer? Rich loves farming, he says “it’s such a rewarding job”. Watch as he takes you…

How to safely walk a dog near cows – with farmer Rich

Cattle can get very excited when they see a dog nearby – and it can feel a little scary. With…

How to walk a dog near sheep – with farmer Rich

Dogs can harm sheep and their lambs, so how do you keep them safe when walking in the countryside? Farmer…

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Farmer Rich Heady reflects on life under lockdown

What a difference a month makes. In my last article I was discussing the possibility of empty fields, redundant grain…

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Video: Planting oats, with farmer Rich Heady

I’ve been planting oats that will be harvested this summer and help provide breakfast for the nation. I’m part of…

Video: The journey of oats to porridge, with farmer Rich Heady

I’m Rich and I grow crops, including oats – come with me and see what oats are, how we grow…

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The ups and downs of lambing time on Heady Farm

March and April bring lambing and spring crop planting. Having owned sheep for a number of years now, I have…