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England is being encouraged to follow the Welsh Government's lead and clamp down on illegal fly-grazing. Wales is fast-tracking legislation which would let councils seize animals left to graze on other people's land without permission, after years of complaints from farmers. But horse charities fear that the problem could simply move across the border. They say they're already noticing an increase in abandoned horses in England. MPs debate the issue in Westminster today.

Farming Today meets the goat farmers who - just as winter sets in - are tricking their animals into thinking it's already spring. Jules Benham finds out why this keeps the supply of goat's milk steady throughout the year.

And why adding small amounts of copper to farm soils could reduce greenhouse gases by as much as 10 percent worldwide.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Emma Campbell.

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13 minutes

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Tue 26 Nov 2013 05:45

Eight things we’ve learned from 80 years of Farming Today

Eight things we’ve learned from 80 years of Farming Today

Essential daily listening for everyone from poultry-keepers to Prime Ministers.