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Smart Margins CFE event great success

RADA’s Nicola and Rachel held a Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) funded event on the 8th March which was attended by 25 farmers and landowners. The event is the first in a series of FREE Smart Margins events which will look at how to best use your boundaries, buffer strips and hedges to enhance […]

Rookery Brook Interventions work by Countryside students

A group of Countryside first year degree students carried out intervention work on a tributary of the Rookery Brook as part of RADA’s water improvement project. The students created a number of ponds to collect sediment from the soil that is washed off the fields that run directly into the tributary. The sediment-laden soil settles in the pond […]

Princes Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary now open

PCF have teamed up with Land Rover for the third year to offer The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary. To find out more about the bursary watch our video with BBC Countryfile Presenter and Land Rover Ambassador Adam Henson click here The British countryside needs talented people with new ideas and the know-how to keep […]

Cheshire Grassland Society Spring Farm Walk

Spring Farm Walk Date:                Thursday 28th April 2016 Time:               7:15 pm Host:               The Marrow Family Venue:            Bagmere Farm, Brereton, Sandbach, CW11 1RU At Bagmere Farm the milking platform is 120ha (296 acres). With a further 70ha (172.9 acres) of support land. They have 480 cows which are split between 100 […]

Cheshire Grassland Society Summer Tour 2016

Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June The M6 Corridor – Cumbria A tour of exceptional, interesting and diverse farms including James Robinson and Robert Craig who spoke at the February and March meetings. Cost £160 per person sharing a room. £15 supplement for a single room. Price includes lunch on both days and two evening […]

First aid for cattle for Women in Dairy

Women in Dairy invites motivated females to our meeting to provide support, knowledge development and networking opportunities for women linked to the dairy industry. First Aid for Cattle, led by Liz Davies from the Nantwich Veterinary Group To be held at: Distinctive Holsteins Meadow Farm Marsh Lane Lower Whitley Warrington WA44JJ Wednesday 27th April 2016-10:30 […]

AHDB Dairy Reseeding event- It pays to get it right

In these challenging times it’s important to make the most of what you’ve got to help your business urvive low milk prices. #Decisions4Dairy The Programme: You wouldn’t choose any old bull, then why choose any old grass? No single variety can deliver across the board – join us to ensure you are making an informed […]

SMART MARGINS: A New Look at Hedgerows

Join us for the first in a series of FREE SMART MARGINS events Tuesday 8th March, 10:30 – 15:30 Anderton Memorial Hall, New Road, Northwich, CW9 6AE Presentations in the morning followed by a guided walk around Marbury Country Park’s hedgerows. Topics include: Hedgerow restoration – how to cut, coppice, gap up and lay to […]

RADA to visit Somerset Larder with NFU Chair and North West producers

Following on from our hugely successful Food Procurement event in November 2015 (see the full article here) Annette McDonald, Head of Commercial Services and Project Development and Emily Fisher our new Food Commercial Manager will be travelling to Somerset on the 24th April with Ray Brown (NFU Cheshire Chair), Mike Gorton (North west Dairy Board […]

Food procurement could secure future for Cheshire’s rural industries

Greg Parson’s PresentationWays in which farming and food producers and public sector procurers could work together to secure a healthy future for Cheshire’s communities and rural industries were discussed at an enlightening conference at Reaseheath College, Cheshire. Local farmers, food producers, public sector procurers, health providers and policy makers gathered to gain an insight into […]