Factors Affecting Hedgerows

There has been a significant loss of hedgerows and decline in the length of hedgerows within the UK in the last 100 years. Factors which have contributed to this loss of hedgerows include; A reduction in traditional hedgerow management practices. Inappropriate management practices such as cutting hedgerows too frequently, or at the wrong time of year. Unsuitable mechanised … Read more Factors Affecting Hedgerows

Dates For The Diary – Food And Farm Produce In The UK

Dates For The Diary National Farmhouse Breakfast Week – 20th-26th January (2008). National Potato Day – 28 January (2007). Bramley Apple Week – 4th-11th February (2007). National Chip Week – 12th-18th February (2007).  British Bacon Education Week – 19th-25th February (2007). Roast A British Chicken Weekend – 1st weekend in March. National Bread Week – 7th-13th May (2007). … Read more Dates For The Diary – Food And Farm Produce In The UK

Biosecurity – Protect Your Poultry From Bird Flu

With the news of an outbreak of bird flu of the H5N1 strain in Britain, it is important that the UK poultry farmers, small-holders and henkeepers have the correct biosecurity measures in place. Food containers should be kept inside or protected from wild bird contact. Water containers should be kept indoors and protected from wild … Read more Biosecurity – Protect Your Poultry From Bird Flu