OPINION ARCHIVES

OFF THE CUFF: Time to put up or shut up

A few weeks ago, I turned on the wireless at lunchtime to see if there was anything of interest to listen to. As luck would have it, host Jamie Mackay had our prime minister on his program and they began by discussing some survey results that had just been released by the dairy sector.

FROM THE RIDGE: Five weeks is a long time in politics

If all had gone to plan, we would have had an election at the end of this week.

But the pandemic put paid to the best-laid plans and the election is now still five weeks away as politicians frantically work the hustings.

PULPIT: Animal welfare is not black-and-white

I reply to your opinion writer Alan Emerson regarding my knowledge of vets.

My father was a large animal vet and was second in command of the practice which had seven to 10 vets.

BLOG: Primary sector feeling the pressure

It seems that farming is under more scrutiny than ever before at the moment.

And given the past decade, that’s quite a statement when you think about it.