Livestock and Crops

Nearly everything you eat comes from the farm

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A great many different crops are grown on the farm. Almost everything you eat started on a farm somewhere. Here we tell you a little about some of them.

Grass - the invisible crop
Without grass there would be very few animals.
Wheat makes modern civilisation possible.
Barley, animal feed and brewer's raw material.
Oilseed Rape
The distinctive yellow flower produces more than just cooking oil.
Breeds of Livestock
In less that 300 years farm animals have been developed from unimproved semi-wild beasts to highly efficient food producers.
Animal diseases
A look at the animal disease situation and food scares.
How many animals?
Recent figures detailing how many animals there are on British farms.