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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 […]

Profitable Pastures – Making your soils deliver!

Profitable Pastures – Making your soils deliver! Growing low cost high quality forage is fundamental for any dairy system. Soil compaction and soil fertility remain key barriers to making better use of grass on many dairy farms. Improving overall soil health can result in better grass yields, increased nutrient efficiency and easier soil working conditions. […]

HS2 Phase 2A – Simple Update

Rostons will be holding a HS2 Phase 2A – Simple Update Thursday 11th February at 7:30pm at Betley Village Hall, Betley, Crewe.  Rostons will be informing affected land owners and occupiers and residential property owners of the current situation with regard to the proposed scheme and our advice as Chartered Surveyors on the way forward. […]

Reducing Risk with Maize- FREE Drop-in event

Thursday 3rd March 2016 , 10am – 3pm Fieldfare Farmers, Lea Hall Farm, Ash Parva, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4NP Earlier maize harvest? Establishing cover crops? Retain healthy soil structure and reducing soil loss risk? Practical risk assessment for maize growing Reviewing impacts of maize growing on soils and potential remedial activities Machinery demonstrations Under-sowing and […]