Farmer hoping pasture stays
DAIRY FARMER McDONALD STEVENSON is hoping the grass fields at The Hope Plantation, St Lucy, won’t be a case of “hay” today and gone tomorrow.
That’s because there are plans for the 45 acres of grassland to be used by the Ministry of Education as part of an agricultural training centre for the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and Barbados Community College.
And Stevenson fears that with the creation of this Hope Agricultural Training Institute, the only major source of grass for livestock in the North will disappear.
Speaking to the SATURDAY SUN, Stevenson said that for years he had been given verbal permission to use the land for harvesting grass to feed his dairy cows as well as service dozens of other livestock farmers in the North.
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