Optimism among UK shoots...

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Results of the Savills Shoot Benchmarking Survey released this week, have highlighted optimism among UK shoots ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The report produced in conjunction with the Game and Wildlife Trust which includes data from 130 shoots throughout the UK captured during the 2017/18 season, has highlighted that on average shoots made a profit of 8p per bird shot, with fewer shoots making a loss (42%) than seen in previous years.

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Author of the report, Andrew Teanby, explains that these results could correlate to the fact that shoots increased the average charge per bird by 49p, with the majority planning to do the same again for the upcoming season.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...