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Sheep shearing success

Reaseheath held a two day shearing course last week, delivered by British Wool Marketing Training Ltd. Held on our sheep unit, delegates taking part in the course achieved blue, bronze, silver or gold seals, which are internationally recognised qualifications. The particular seal is awarded based on the delegates level of skill and ability. Sheep shearing […]

Campaign for the Farmed Environment Pollinators event: Boost Birds and Bee’s habitats

Campaign for the Farmed Environment’s (CFE) Cheshire team worked with their CFE neighbours in Shropshire and Staffordshire to run a farm walk and guest speaker event for local farmers to show them simple ways they can create and maintain habitats for birds and bees on their land. The farm walk offered an opportunity for participants […]

2015 survey of land managed under CFE

Each year, Defra send out the Survey of land managed voluntarily in England to a sample of farms. This survey provides invaluable information on the amount of farmland that is managed voluntarily for the environment. The survey form is sent to a sample of 5,500 farm businesses, and the 2015 survey is happening now (the […]

CFE Pollinator events- Boost Bird and Bee habitat on your farm.

Pollinators are high on the government’s agenda following the publication of the Pollinator Strategy in 2014. CFE are holding 3 farm walks in the North West to offer farmers an opportunity to learn about our diverse native pollinators, where they rely on farm habitats and how they provide pollinator services to our crops, permanent grassland, hedgerows and other […]

Reaseheath’s dairy robotics conference gives food for thought

Over 100 farmers, vets, nutritionists and students packed into Reaseheath College’s annual dairy conference to learn about the rapid progress of robotic technologies in farm production systems. The gains and limitations of automated milking and feeding were addressed by four speakers from the dairy industry. All agreed that the use of robotics to standardise production […]

Up to £5million available under new Countryside Productivity Scheme

The first phase of a new government Countryside Productivity grant scheme (which replaces the old Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme) is now open for applicants. Farmers, foresters and land managers are encouraged to find out more and apply for the multitude of grants available. The scheme includes small grants, worth up to £35,000 per business, […]

John Platt previous winners evening a great success!

The event held at Reaseheath on the 9th of March 2015 was very well attended with over 70 guests present. Reaseheath Vice Principal Dave Kynaston kicked off proceedings  by welcoming all who attended and giving a brief history of the background of the John Platt Scholarship which he holds very dear to his heart. Three of […]

CFE Helps boost bees for rural business

There are estimated to be around 1,500 species of pollinators, including honey bees and bumble bees, as well as moths, butterflies, wasps, beetles and hoverflies, which together contribute services worth £510m to the UK rural economy, and without which many arable and horticultural industries could not survive. Now it is becoming apparent that if current […]

Women in Dairy

Women working in dairy farming can meet and work together through a new set of groups. Women In Dairy groups have been launched in the North West and South West and the organisers hope more can be started around the country. The meetings offer women directly involved in, or associated with, dairying the chance to learn […]

CFE Soil and pesticides events

  The Campaign for the Farmed Environment North West held three soil & pesticide events on local farms in January- one in each of the three counties (Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria) and despite the cold weather there was a good turn out at all three. Attendees in each county heard from Jon Harrington or Alison Kitchen from the Voluntary […]