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East Yorkshire farm business highly commended in national food awards

An East Yorkshire gourmet beef business is celebrating after being awarded a Highly Commended award in the Great British Food Awards. Driffield based The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was awarded the accolade for its Original Biltong Slices in the best savoury snack categories that was judged by MasterChef presenter and chef, John

Craven farmer joins crime fighting campaign to stamp out sheep rustling

A Barnoldswick farmer is the first in the Craven area to sign up to a new crime fighting initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of livestock thefts. Gill McGarrell - a victim of rural crime herself - has joined Operation Bo Peep!, a scheme spearheaded by former senior police detective,

Riverford celebrates double milestone and will be employee owned by 2018

Pioneering business Riverford Organic Farmers celebrates two milestones this month -  its 10th anniversary of farming in Yorkshire and 30 years of farming in the UK.    The award-winning company, which reported a group turnover of £51.9m last year, has also announced that it will become employee-owned by 2018.   Riverford’s northern

Riverford celebrates double milestone and announces it will become employee owned by 2018

Pioneering, award-winning North Yorkshire business, Riverford Organic Farmers, reaches two impressive milestones this month - as it celebrates not only its tenth anniversary of farming for flavour in the North of England but 30 years of farming in the UK.  It has also announced that it will become employee-owned by 2018.  Home

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company launches new brand

Following a multi-million investment, York-based insurer The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited is launching a new brand, The Insurance Emporium.   Designed as a one-stop shop for all customers’ insurance needs, The Insurance Emporium will include traditional offerings, such as pet and motor cover, alongside cover for life events and hobbies,

Revolutionary marking system makes North Yorkshire sheep-theft free zone

A revolutionary marking system aimed at stemming – and eliminating – the rising tide of sheep rustling in North Yorkshire is being trialled on a Moors farm near Castleton.   TecTracer has been developed by York-based Trace-in-Metal, which pioneered a ground-breaking marking system to protect church roofs from lead thieves, and

Yorkshire businesses collaborate to create Chelsea first

The East Yorkshire based European division of American seed company W Atlee Burpee & Co, has called on a North Yorkshire Technology Centre to help them produce plants in time for its first RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.  Selby based Stockbridge Technology Centre is growing varieties of Burpee's tomato, pepper

Holiday park thriving amid an oasis of peace in a wildlife haven

An up-market holiday park in the North York Moors National Park, which was launched last year, has enjoyed a successful first season, thanks partly to its stunning setting in a wildlife haven. Wayside Lakes is a £500,000 five-star development at Wrelton between Pickering and Filey, whose focal point is two

Future of farming on the menu at Yorkshire breakfast seminars

Pictured are Andrew Black, Savills; Richard Morley, Savills; Tom Richardson, Richardson Agri-Food-Retail and David Padgett, Argrain   The current state of the UK farming economy and the future of farming across Yorkshire and the north of England formed the main topics of discussion at rural breakfast seminars hosted by Savills York which were held

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