Moisture Meter Clinic – 8th May 2014

We will be holding another moisture meter clinic with Grainsafe at the Woldmarsh office in Louth. Bring your meter and have it calibrated for £10. Contact the office if you would like to book.

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Cyber Security Boot Camp

Interested in attending boot camp on 8th May at Sincil Bank Stadium,Lincoln? This is an engaging and informative event designed to give you practical, useful information so you can fully understand the real risk and threat associated with connecting any device to the Internet. For more information view the event flyer. Call Katie in the office to book your FREE ticket.

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Members raise money for charities

We have been notified this month that a few of our members are doing their bit for charity with some taking part in the London Marathon and others are taking part in the Marathon des Sables.

Chris Waller from Utterby as well as Sara and Edward Backhouse from Goole will be running the London Marathon in aid of their chosen charities. Chris will be raising money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Sara and Edward will be raising money for Thyroid UK.

If you would like to support them you can donate via the following pages:

Sue Hardy and Tim Peplinski will be competing in the Marathon des Sables which covers 150 miles across the Saharan desert. They are raising money for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. If you wish to donate and support them please visit their website www.mds2014.co.uk

We wish them the best of luck in completing these challenges and hope they raise lots of money for such worthy causes. Good luck!

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Can you help farmers in Somerset?

There have been a number of requests from members asking how they might help farmers affected by the flooding; In particular those on the Somerset levels.

Having  spoken to some in that area who are involved in the coordination of effort, it would appear that the greatest immediate need is for livestock fodder.

If you have any hay or silage that you may be able to donate would you please let the office know. Lucy Mather will coordinate your responses.

Some transport is available, however until we know what donations are made, we will not be able to coordinate our effort.

If you have any other thoughts on how assistance may be offered please contact Lucy at the office.

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Member events this May

In May we will be holding 2 events and we’d love to see you there!

Our annual Golf Day is being held on the 13th May at Elsham Golf club and is open to members and suppliers – tee off from 12pm. For an entry form please call the office or visit the website. £40 per player or £160 per team of 4 – 2 course meal provided! All money raised goes to local charity LRSN. Click here to download the entry form

Our second event is open to members and their families only and is a Farm Walk being held at Scrivelsby Farms on the 20th May, this is an evening event starting at 6pm and will give you a chance to tour the farm and meet the Woldmarsh team as well as other members. The Farm Walk is FREE to attend with food and drink provided. Get your place booked ASAP to avoid missing out. Call 01507 602396  or email l.mather@woldmarsh.com

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World Fuel Services Corporation to acquire Watson Petroleum Limited

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT), announced today that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Watson Petroleum Limited, a leading distributor of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, lubricants and other products and related services across England and Wales, for a purchase price of £117 million ($191 million). The purchase price will be funded through cash-on-hand and the company’s existing credit facilities. Click to read full story

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NIAB TAG / Woldmarsh Agronomy Academy

 

Patrick Stephenson of NIAB TAG has run a series of agronomy meetings throughout the year from March with Woldmarsh sponsoring a place on the Agronomy Academy which was awarded to Liam Wallis.

The academy covered all aspects of looking after the growing crop and was both field and classroom based. Attendees were encouraged to ask as many questions as they wanted in order to gain the most from Patrick’s experience as an agronomist.

The last meeting of this year’s academy was held on Tuesday 12th November at the Woldmarsh office. This included a summary of everything that had been covered in previous meetings. Patrick also covered aspects such as the changeable weather patterns over the last couple of years and how they have affected the farming year. It was also discussed that drilling was approximately a month behind schedule and how soil temperatures had dropped dramatically over the last month.

NIAB TAG and Woldmarsh are looking to hold another Agronomy Academy next year, beginning indoors in February before starting out in the field in March. It was hoped that the Agronomy Academy could enter the agricultural college’s competition with the team managing all aspects of a trials plot. This would include everything from what variety was sown through to the fertilizer and chemicals applied throughout the season.

If you would like to join the Agronomy Academy please contact a member of the Woldmarsh team in the office by 17th January 2014. The cost of this will be less than £200 for a season’s worth of valuable tuition and advice.  Woldmarsh will once again be sponsoring a place and are looking to award this in January, with the winner being notified before the start of the academy.

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George Eustice appointed as farm minister

Cornwall Tory MP and former Ukip candidate George Eustice has been appointed as farm minister.

Mr Eustice, 42, has been Conservative MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle since May 2010 and is a member of the Environment and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

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Woldmarsh supplier features in tv programme Grand Designs

Timber cladding supplied by Bennetts Timber, recently featured in two episodes of a new series of Channel 4’s Grand Designs which aired in September. The first programme followed Thorne couple Gwyn and Janet Ap Harri in their quest to transform a crumbling Edwardian cinema into a modern family home…with amazing results. Click to read more

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New staff joins the Livestock Department

2nd September 2013

We are pleased to have Nicola Dale join us as the new Livestock and Animal Health Co-ordinator. Nicola had just graduated from Nottingham Trent University after successfully completing an FsDc Animal Studies degree and a BSc (Hons) Animal Biology degree.

Her skills and knowledge will be very beneficial to the department and of course to our members. You can find out more about Nicola and her background in the latest Woldmarsh World.

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