Dispose of your silage wrap for just £25 and help RABI

Harby Agriculture are offering FREE collection of silage wrap as part of a National Waste Amnesty to celebrate its 10th Birthday.

Farmers can register to host a waste hub where silage wrap can be aggregated into whole lorry loads for free collection. The host farmer must have some clean concrete to tip the silage wrap on and must load the lorry. In return he gets free disposal of his own wrap. The host farmer invites other farming friends or neighbours to use the hub. These guest farmers pay a one off registration fee of £25 from which £5 will go to RABI, they can then bring as much silage wrap as they want.

We want to encourage farmers to do the ‘right thing’ commented Harby Agriculture Managing Director Paul Towns. Its 10 years since the waste legislation was introduced. Farmers are recycling more than ever but a significant percentage is still not recycled. We feel a free one off ‘waste amnesty’ shows Harby’s commitment to UK agriculture and will encourage farmers to increase their recycling rates.  It will also benefit the RABI charity.

To organise a hub on your farm please visitwww.harby.co.uk  and fill the online form. This offer is open now. The collections will be between 1st June 2015 and 13th July 2015.

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Party in the Barn – 6th June 2015

One of our members are holding a “Party in the Barn” on Saturday 6th June at Yew Tree Farm, Elstronwick, Hull, HU12 9BP.

Tickets are £15 each and money raised will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Elstronwick & Danthorpe Playing Field. Contact Denise 07957 827268 or Tracy 07948 979444 to buy your tickets.

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Woldgrain Storage Ltd are recruiting…

Harvest Workers

We are a farmer owned central storage co-operative established in 1980, storing in excess of 80,000 tonnes of grain for local farmers. All of the grain comes in over an 8-10 week harvest period starting in July.

We are looking for seasonal/harvest workers to complement our team based, at Hemswell near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
Preferably applicants will have:
(but not essential)

• Telehandler licence
• Good team working skills but also be flexible and self motivated.
• At the peak of the harvest season the plant operates 24/7 and so flexibility on working a 12 hour shift pattern is required to cover this period.
• Computer skills
• Good communication skills

Generous hourly rates and extensive overtime available.

Please apply to:
John Burnett
Woldgrain Storage Ltd
Hemswell Airfield
DN21 5TJ

Tel. 01427 668741

E- mail

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Woldmarsh AGM – 2nd June

The Woldmarsh AGM will be held at the office on the 2nd June at 11am. We hope to see you there.

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Woldmarsh Trials Open Day – 30th June 2015

Following on from the success of last year’s trials open day Woldmarsh are holding an open day at Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole. This will be held on Tuesday 30th June in conjunction with BASF & Cropco Ltd. Members who attended last year’s event found it thoroughly enjoyable and highly informative.

The site at Rawcliffe Bridge has wheat variety and replicated fungicide trials alongside BASF’s environmental crop trials. The wheat plots include established and new upcoming varieties. The wheat plots have a companion crop surrounding them which last year was beans. The environmental crops include a wide range of options that are long established and can fit all ELS / HLS or new Environmental Stewardship Schemes.

The day will follow the same format as last year with refreshments on arrival a tour of the plots and lunch. The tours will be led, once again, by Graham Hartwell from BASF and John Poulton at Cropco Ltd who were both entertaining and highly knowledgeable last year. Graham Hartwell was highly enthusiastic about the environmental crops and members benefitted from his vast experience.   Both James and Cheryl will be attending from the office.

All members are welcome to join us at this free event for members.

If you would like to attend please contact Cheryl or James in the office to confirm your place.

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Member Advert

For Rent – Shed at Great Tows (approx. 7 miles from Louth/Market Rasen)

  • Approx. 7000 square feet
  • Brick built with asbestos roof approx. 40ft wide and 11ft to eaves
  • Includes porta cabin office inside
  • Wash basin and toilet
  • Has rollover door
  • Concrete floor
  • Satellite broadband
  • Alarm

If interested contact Tony Dale at DDM on 01652 653669 or email Tony.dale@ddmagriculture.co.uk

Bungalow to let

Also available a short walk from the shed three bedroom bungalow refurbished throughout in 2013. Oil fired CH. Letting details available from Wendy at Masons on 01507 350500

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Listers Toyota – Member Discounts Available

Listers are proud to offer Woldmarsh members discounts. Excellent discounts available on new vehicles, parts and servicing. Simply advise a member of staff your membership number to save money.


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Highly Commended for English Whiskey Co

Well done to the English Whiskey Co for receiving a Highly Commended for Family Business of The Year at the Farm Business Food and Farming Industry Awards – For more information about the event view http://www.farmbusiness.cc/news.asp?section=249&newsid=17598

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Members Winning Sausages and Cheeses

This month has been a celebration of British produce for members Cote Hill Cheese and Uncle Henrys. Cote Hill Blue has won a Super Gold at the 2014 World Cheese Awards. It is one of the 62 best cheese in the world! Cote Hill Lindum also won Silver. For more information go to: http://finefoodworld.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/WCA-14-Super-Golds-A4.pdf

Uncle Henrys featured on the BBC One Show on 26th November and won best sausage as part of their Sausage Fest. This is great publicity for both members and it’s great to see local produce being recognised.


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Woldmarsh Awarded Investors in People Accreditation

We are delighted to advise you that Woldmarsh Producers Ltd has been awarded the Investors in People award.

This is a national standard designed to allow organisations such as ours to benchmark what we do against those elsewhere in the country and to indicate that our staff are fundamental to the wellbeing and future development of the company.

To achieve the standard we needed to meet the minimum requirements in 10 categories of measurement. These categories are designed to encourage staff contribution to the goals of the organisation and their own personal development.

Achieving the standard, is a proud moment in the development of Woldmarsh, however this should be seen as the foundation to build  for the future.

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