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Mental health
Suicide risk among farmers
  1. Bridget Osborne
  1. Tyddyn Uchaf, Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5PN
  1. e-mail: bvosborne{at}

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AFTER the wonderful summer and mild autumn we enjoyed in 2013, many will have forgotten the devastating effects of the severe weather on hill farmers last spring. The wet summer in 2012 resulted in livestock going into winter in poor condition, compounded by a heavy burden of fluke and with poor quality silage to sustain them. As a result, many farmers had lower than normal lambing percentages, coupled with devastating losses, …

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