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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 […]

Industry speakers inspire careers in food and farming

Reaseheath College’s agriculture and food production students gained invaluable advice on planning their futures at an inspirational Q and A session with a panel of industry experts. The event, sponsored by the Food, Drink and Agricultural Group of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and run by the Reaseheath Agricultural Development Academy (RADA) and the […]

Cheshire Grassland Society summer study tour- 23rd-24th June 2015

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales & Vale of York   Day 1   Craven Grassland Society.   Winners from the last 3 years  Forage Competitions. Leaving promptly                     7.30am from Reaseheath travelling with Bostocks Coaches David Newbould.  Slack Farm, Settle Road, Newsholme.          200 cows. 11,000 L/cow.   Impressive new set up with 3 Lely Robots.  50” rainfall,  3 Silage […]

Dairy farmers conference is a success!

Over 70 farmers discussed the economics behind different systems of dairy farming at Reaseheath’s annual dairy conference last week. Delegates filled the conference room at the John Platt Farming Innovation Centre to capacity to hear regional speakers presenting real life case studies of their own businesses. Phil Feeney from Shropshire and Robert Craig from Cumbria […]

Cheshire Monitor Farm Video

Over a three-year period the Cheshire Monitor Farms, supported by the RDPE Livestock North West Programme, have been looking at the performance, management decisions and changes implemented on farm- with the aim of continually improving farm profitability. Both the Dairy and the Beef & Sheep Monitor Farms have been chosen as typical of the area […]

Profit from Renewable Energy Presentation

The event was held on 30th November 2012 at St Peters Community Hall, Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon. The morning session consisted of presentations and information from Envirolink, CMS UK  and Reaseheath College. Download the Profit from Renewable Energy presentation here. The afternoon session was a tour of on-site renewable technologies at Spring Farm Business Centre, which included […]