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Livestock sales

22 March 2012

16th April, Dumfries Market, Store cattle sale. Contact 01387 279 495 18th April, Thainstone, Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Store cattle sale. Contact 01467 623 700 19th April Huntly, United Auctions, Store cattle and lambs. Contact Douglas Guild 07764...

Food for Life Partnership success recognised by continued Big Lottery funding

21 March 2012

The Food for Life Partnership has been awarded further Lottery funding of £1million as part of an initiative by the Big Lottery Fund to support its grantholders in the tough economic environment

SRDP Deadline approaches

19 March 2012

Applications to be submitted by 30 March 2012 Important Producer Information • Qualitative contribution When applying for maintenance or conversion payments please note that if you are certified by Soil Association or SOPA you are automatically elig...

Final version of group strategy published

01 March 2012

The Soil Association is pleased to publish the final version of its new group strategy: The Road to 2020. The publication sees the culmination of a large-scale consultation exercise with stakeholders, and sets out our goals and priorities over the s...

Schmallenberg Virus briefing from the National Sheep Association

29 February 2012

As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England. The first cases were identified in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Nor...

Glenlivet Woodland Management and Woodfuel Production Workshop - Tuesday 27th March 2012

28 February 2012

Forestry Commission Scotland, The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate invite you to attend a one-day workshop on the 27th March 2012 to be held at Tomintoul. The workshop will provide a...

Plymouth gets gold

21 February 2012

Plymouth City Council’s catering service has achieved the prestigious Food for Life Gold Catering Mark for all of the city's school meals [1]. Plymouth is the only local authority in-house caterer in England currently serving gold menus to all of it...

Cumbria Organics Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7th March

21 February 2012

Cumbria Organics AGM is on 7th March 2012 at the Westmorland Agricultural Society Ltd, Land Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe LA7 7NH. It will start at 6.30 with a short business meeting for Cumbria Organic members. This will be followed at 7.00 by a fre...

TILMAN-ORG: Reduced tillage and green manures on organic farms

21 February 2012

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group (NEFG) and the Organic Research Centre (ORC) are collaborating with partners in 10 European countries on this new research project. The overall goals of the project Reduced tillage and green manures for sustain...
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