NEW initiatives are encouraging farmers to stay connected during coronavirus.

MSD Animal Health has launched Disease? Not On My Farm! and Project Lamb to help agricultural workers during these challenging times.

Beverley Taylor, dairy marketing manager at MSD, said: "With restrictions of movement in place, many farmers are using social media to maintain a connection to their peers and the wider world."

Organic producer and Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador, James Robinson, added: "It remains ‘business as usual’ for all farmers, particularly, during this busy spring season. I’ve found its been helpful to share what’s been happening."