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Situation Vacant Assistant outdoor pig unit manager- Nottinghamshire

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Assistant Pig Unit Manager Nottinghamshire.

We are an independent family farming company looking to recruit an assistant manager for our 600 sow outdoor unit producing 7kg weaners on contract.

The chosen applicant will be involved with all aspects of the daily running of the unit to meet production targets.

We are looking for a cheerful motivated person with a can-do attitude and good communication skills. The ability to keep accurate records and maintain high welfare standards is essential.

Tractor and telehandler experience necessary.

Salary according to experience including workplace pension. Two bedroom house available on farm if required.

Please apply with cv to: [email protected]

Cereals 2021 - 9th and 10th June

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Cereals 2021 is currently on target to open its gates on 9-10 June 2021 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire. It is still early days but we are getting positive signs thanks to our spacious outdoor venue, early biosecurity planning and the speed of UK vaccinations.

We want to provide Cereals attendees with risk-free entry so that you can go ahead and get the dates in your calendar now. To that end, we are offering free early bird tickets to Cereals 2021 due to uncertainty of COVID-19. To register for your free ticket use the code FREE1 in the action code area when registering.

Once we get government approval post-lockdown, you can rest assured that we will provide all...

Mind Your Head 2021 The Living Years

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It’s #MindYourHead week and we’re asking everyone living and working in agriculture to get involved.

Situation Vacant Harvest Storekeepers Required

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Woldgrain is a cooperatively owned central storage and processing facility, handling combinable crops grown within 65 miles of Hemswell, Lincolnshire.

The current storage capacity is 90,000mt, with further expansion for Harvest 2021.

Woldgrain are recruiting temporary harvest workers for 2021.
  • To cover the harvest period (June/July to September/October)
  • 6 x 12hr shifts per week (but possibility of job share)
  • Days/Nights
  • Experience preferred but not essential
  • Would suit agric student or similar
  • No accommodation available
For more information please message through this site, visit or telephone the store on 01427 668741.

Looking For Work 30 year old semi skilled joiner looking for an opportunity to gain experience or full time employment within the arable side of farming.

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As the title suggests I’m looking to try and gain full time employment or even weekend work within the arable side of farming.

I have been seeking a career change for some time now and have my sights set on a switch to agriculture. To a lot of people this may seem strange or even stupid but it’s genuine.
Although I’ve had opportunities to speak to current farmers and personnel working alongside the industry, I’m yet to find a starting point.

I have worked as a semi skilled joiner for the past thirteen years on construction sites across the UK. Currently I’m working for a Joinery manufacturing company producing door-sets for modular builds around the country.

I would like to stress that I'm giving up on a 13 year career in construction to try and get a job in agriculture...

Situation Vacant Job filled

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Job filled

Wild Wales Seeds celebrates its first anniversary following successful lockdown launch

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Written by William Kellett

Launching a business in lockdown may sound like a challenge, but Rhys Jenkins, founder of Wild Wales Seeds, is delighted with how his business has grown during the company’s first year and even credits lockdown with driving demand for seeds as more people focus on their gardens.

Wild Wales Seeds is based in the Vale of Glamorgan. It produces seeds and sells them to a range of customers, from large organisations such as local authorities down to individuals looking to enhance their gardens.

The company is a first for Wales and has been welcomed because it has made it possible to source seeds locally rather than buying from large European producers.

Farmer Rhys...

'Rock stars of American cheese': the enduring legacy of Cowgirl Creamery

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'Rock stars of American cheese': the enduring legacy of Cowgirl Creamery

Written by Charlotte Simmonds in Oakland

Over the course of two decades, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith created a beloved California brand – and helped redefine our relationship to food

When Sue Conley and Peggy Smith announced their retirement last month from Cowgirl Creamery – the cheese company they grew from plucky startup to leader in the modern farm-to-table movement – the tributes came in thick and fast.

To their devoted followers, this was no surprise.

Continue reading...

Since you’re...

Introducing: Oxbury’s Personal Savings accounts

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Following the successful launch of our Farm Business Bonus Accounts and our exclusive Notice and Fixed bond accounts, we are now launching Oxbury’s Personal Savings accounts into the open market.

Our Personal Savings accounts offer competitive interest rates to securely maximise your savings while backing British farmers and the future of UK agriculture.

Founded by farmers, bankers and technologists, Oxbury has combined the worlds of finance and agriculture to support British farmers thrive during a time of uncertainty and change.

Last year, we cannot deny that the roles of farmers were highlighted. At Oxbury, we recognise that farmers are the backbone of our food supply chain and our economy; without farmers – there is no food. We pride ourselves on putting farmers first, that is...

Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control

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Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control

Written by Bianca Nogrady

Goats have a well-deserved reputation for eating anything. Now you can rent them to deal with your weed problems

La Niña has been good to the backyards and farmlands of much of eastern Australia. Cooler, wetter conditions have led to a flourishing of lush grass, trees and – unfortunately – weeds.

With so many more people working from home, the joy of gazing out of the home office window has turned to dread as the eye alights on knee-high greenery, terrifying tangles of blackberry, pink heads of scotch thistle, and possibly the occasional triffid.

I just remember...

Mental Health - The Biggest Hidden Problem in Farming Today

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The Farming Forum is encouraging farmers and those living and working in agriculture worldwide to start putting their mental health first. The Farming Forum is supporting the fourth annual Mind Your Head campaign (15-19 February) organised by farming charity the Farm Safety Foundation. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of an issue that few in the industry want to talk about but that affects one in four people in the world at some point in their lives.

According to recent research carried out by the Farm Safety Foundation. 88% of farmers under 40 now rate poor mental health as the biggest hidden problem faced by farmers (an increase from 81% in 2018). The UK-wide survey of 450 young farmers also revealed that 89% believe that talking about...

Claas Lexion 770 with Vario 930

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The German pasture grass variety was grown on this 17-hectare field for seed production and then threshed with a Claas Lexion 770 with a Vario 930.

Brinicombe bolsters sales team due to business growth

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Written by William Kellett

Global animal nutrition provider, the Denis Brinicombe Group, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of animal health co-ordinator, Hayley Cook.

Cook’s new position coincides with the recent expansion of Brinicombe’s product portfolio, including the EnduraBol cattle bolus range.

An experienced transport manager with a background in equine management, Cook joins Brinicombe from Harpers Feeds, where she has worked for the past 12 years in multiple roles.

“At Harpers Feeds, I went from working in customer service, to working with raw feed materials and formulations, to managing the company’s fleet of lorries plus overseeing all products moving in...

Situation Vacant Harvest Tractor Driver - South West

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Come and join our small, dedicated professional team.

April - August with further opportunities possible by negotiation.

You will be involved in:

Combi- drilling
Baling (Fusion)

and supporting our self-propelled silage operation serving customers in East Devon.

Applicant will be expected to do a share of GFW on our 200 cow dairy (feeding, bedding etc on rotational basis)

Modern John Deere / Claas machinery

Would suit someone who wants to broaden their skill set or an experienced operator who wants a change of scenery.
Knowledge of Greenstar and Auto-steer an advantage but not essential, as full training will be given to right candidate.

Email CV to [email protected] or alternatively phone Ray on 07941991819

Applications close: 20...

Why organic?

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Written by Lydia Turner

OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) is championing the launch of the English Organic Forum’s (EOF) new report, ‘Why organic – contributing productively to future farming and food policy’.

Produced as an organic industry-wide blueprint, the report sets out a comprehensive rationale for how and why organic land management should be integrated into English agricultural policy.

It’s publication is welcomed by OF&G’s chief executive and EOF member, Roger Kerr, who believes that organic can be a powerful pivot for system change.

“Collectively, the EOF is intent on amplifying the voice of the organic sector, as key decision makers fail to engage in a meaningful dialogue...

2021 Turriff show cancelled due to ‘continued uncertainty’ around Covid-19

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Written by William Kellett

Organisers of the Turriff Show in Scotland have announced that the event will not run in 2021 as planned due to the “continued uncertainty” around the ever-evolving Covid-19 situation.

“It is with deep regret and much consideration that we had to make the extremely difficult decision that the next Turriff Show will take place in 2022 and not 2021 as we had hoped,” said Alan Gaul, president of the show, which is organised by the Turriff District Agricultural Association.

The announcement of the release of the Covid-19 vaccine gave us all fresh hope for our 2021 event, but as time has moved on and with the possibility of restrictions for mass gatherings...

Looking For Work Strong lad looking for work- No payment needed

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I'm 19 years old, based in Scotland, with some experience working on my uncle's farm, helping with fencing, moving cattle and sheep etc as well as experience in construction. Currently at university and looking for work about 6-7 hours per day. Looking for any farm jobs that come my way. No payment required, only bed and board and wifi. Can start immediately.
Contact at [email protected]

Fendt 942 - 939 | NH T8.435 SmartTrax | Maschio Gaspardo | Moro Aratri | SARDO

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Fendt 942 - 939 | NH T8.435 SmartTrax | Maschio Gaspardo | Moro Aratri | SARDO

In this new video we see a Fendt 942 Vario and a 939 Vario at work with MORO plows and four-furrow plows respectively, while sowing is entrusted to a New Holland T8.435 SmartTrax Blue Power combined with a Maschio Gaspardo Centauro combined seeder with width of work of 6 meters. A Fendt 820 Vario with Cargo 5X 90 loader is used for seed loading.
I thank the F.lli Sardo farm for availability!
Location: Alessandria
Date: 08/11/2020

Survey shows British people value farmers more than any other country

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Written by William Kellett

An international YouGov survey of more than 22,000 people in 16 countries reveals the most and least-respected professions.

While scientists and doctors came out as the most-respected professions worldwide – which is no surprise given how the world continues to be gripped by a pandemic – 47% of UK respondents said they would be happy if their child became a farmer, compared to a global average of 23%.

No other country in the survey showed a higher degree of respect for farmers than the UK.

Mark Bridgeman, president of the Country Land and Business Association which represents 30,000 rural businesses across England and Wales, said:

“Covid-19 and...

ORFC - Agroecology Across Three Continents: Showcasing Good Policy Practices

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ORFC Global 2021 Session Governments are beginning to recognise the urgent need to transform our food systems. This has been made even more pressing by the current health and economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic. Currently, there are good but rather scattered examples of governments around the world that have been developing conducive and innovative policies aimed at introducing and implementing agroecological and resilient principles. Join three leading policymakers from three different countries (India, Denmark and Uganda) as they explain the good policy practices they are helping to put in place, which make possible the long-term transformation of the food and agricultural systems of their countries.

Chaired by IFOAM – Organics...