Category Archives: Farming

Join in the Big Farmland Bird Count next week

Men bird watching in country clothing

Next week, from Friday 3rd January to Sunday 12th February, the fourth annual Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) is taking place. It is not only an easy way to find out about the birds that are on your farm, it highlights the vital role farmers, gamekeepers and landowners play in the survival of many farmland Continue Reading →

Countryside events this Autumn

Collection of conkers before the championships

As the season changes and the sun begins to fade, some may be left feeling glum that the summer is over, however there is certainly no need! The Autumn brings a beautiful array of colours into the natural environment along with an abundance of interesting wildlife and seasonal events to keep your spirits high. So Continue Reading →

Shepherd wins tenancy of £1m farm for just £1 a year

The Great Orme, Llandudno, where a farmer has won a £1 tenancy on a £1m National Trust Farm

Thousands of people applied for the once-in-a-lifetime offer to live on a £1m farm for just £1 a year – a prospect offered up by the National Trust, but after stiff competition, the winner was decided.

Scheme launched to recruit the next generation of pig farmers

Join the Scotland pig farmer scheme wearing our wellington boots

Taking advantage of the weakened pound sterling and capitalising on an increased demand for domestic pork, NFU Scotland’s New Generation Committee, in partnership with the Scottish Pig Producers co-op, are launching a new scheme to attract new recruits to the Scottish pig farming industry.

New higher-priced milk brand aims to help struggling dairy farmers

A delicious glass of milk to enjoy in one of our bone china mugs

In a recent survey, almost two in three people said that they would be willing to pay more for their dairy products if they knew that struggling farmers would directly reap the benefits. Dairy brand Arla have responded to the public’s opinion by launching a new ‘Farmers’ Milk’, which is currently on sale in Asda. Continue Reading →

British dairy ice cream farmers are put on the map by the NFU

Delicious British dairy ice cream served with our ice cream scoop in a cone

With summer now in full swing, you can now both enjoy delicious ice cream and support UK dairy farmers thanks to a new interactive and digital map created by the NFU.

Winners of the Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary revealed

Winners of the Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Discovery Sport bursary revealed

The five winners of the Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary have been revealed, each winning the loan for a year of a Land Rover Discovery Sport. Awarded annually, the bursary seeks to help young people who are developing rural and agricultural careers and therefore help to make a difference in local rural communities across Continue Reading →

Farm Safety Week hopes to help prevent agricultural accidents

Farm Safety Week 2016 helping to prevent accidents in the agricultural workplace

Taking place this week until July 8 is Farm Safety Week, which hopes to prevent agricultural accidents by highlighting how farmers can assess everyday tasks and reduce risk in the workplace. Each day of the week will focus on a different area of risk, such as falls from height and machinery.

Farming named one of the UK’s proudest professions

Farmer proudly working in his tractor

A study by waterproofs brand Stormline has revealed that farming is one of the UK’s proudest professions, with four in five people working in the agriculture industry saying they have a high level of pride in what they do.

Over 400 farms open their gates for Open Farm Sunday

A group of people on a tractor ride for Open Farm Sunday

More than 400 farms up and down the UK have welcomed thousands of visitors through their gates in order to showcase the best of British agriculture and educate the public about farming in the UK.