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TecTracer anti sheep theft marking system makes Royal Highland Show debut

A revolutionary crime prevention system, initially developed to protect church roofs from lead thieves, has made its Royal Highland Show debut this weekend. TecTracer technology – created by York-based Trace-in-Metal – has subsequently been adapted to help in the fight against rural crime, with farmers across the North of England and

Rural firms have less than three weeks left to bid for funding from £5m Euro pot

Rural businesses looking to grow in 2018 and beyond are being reminded that they only have until 31 May to apply for grants from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). A total of £5m has been made available by EAFRD to help fund the creation of new infrastructure, which

Yorkshire Wolds poultry business gains new business from supply chain innovator

An East Yorkshire-based poultry business has won new business from a revolutionary start up business that is forecast to disrupt traditional foodservice supply chains. Soanes Poultry has partnered with London based COLLECTIVfood for direct delivery of its award winning chicken to the capital's restaurants. COLLECTIVfood was established in 2017 by Jeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi

Changes to permitted development allowing conversion of agricultural buildings into new homes come into force

The Government recently announced changes to the Class Q permitted development legislation which allows for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential property without the need for planning permission. The updated legislation came into force last Friday. Until now the legislation has allowed for the conversion of up to 450 sq m

Ewe-nique collaboration brings two counties together

A quintet of Yorkshire businesses are at the forefront of the UK’s textile manufacturing boom thanks to their unique collaboration with a Kent-based farm. Romney Marsh Wools is sending fleeces from its flock of 1,000 ewes to Yorkshire’s famous textile mills to be turned into throws, cushions, caps and even toiletries. The

North Yorkshire animal feeds company strengthens sales team

I’Anson Bros Limited, one of the UK’s leading, independent, family-owned farm feeds businesses, has appointed a new member of staff, supporting its ongoing growth and development. Karen Winspear joins I’Anson Bros Limited after previously working as a sales representative for a mineral company.  Her new role will involve promoting the company’s

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil named as a best brand for the fourth consecutive year

Thixendale based artisan business, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, has cemented its popularity outside of its Yorkshire heartland as the results of the national Guild of Fine Food's Best Brands Survey are revealed for 2017-18.  The company claimed fifth place in the the best Oils and Vinegars category of the annual publication, having

Business set to boom for local organic veg business

Things are looking good for Riverford Organic Farmers which grows and delivers veg boxes throughout the North, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report. The report tells of a six per cent growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the

Bradford garden centre to host free orchid advice and MOT day

A Bradford garden centre is repeating its free orchid advice day following last year's successful event.  Tong Garden Centre is holding an Orchid Day where lovers of the tropical species are invited to receive free advice and health checks for their plants.  One of the UK's leading suppliers of plant nutrition products

Series of rural breakfast seminars on the menu in Yorkshire

Savills has announced a series of rural breakfast seminars aimed at farmers and landowners, which will take place at various venues across Yorkshire throughout February. The seminars will include a UK farmland market overview from Andrew Black, head of farm agency at Savills in the north and a farming update from