Terravesta in association with Woldmarsh host free miscanthus farm walk

Hackthorn, Lincolnshire - 10am-3pm, 2nd October 2014

Woldmarsh arable farmers interested in new planting options are invited to a free miscanthus farm walk hosted by Terravesta. The event will be held on 2nd October at Hackthorn, Lincolnshire and will showcase the commercial and operational rewards of growing the perennial energy crop, with insight into developments that will improve margins for 2015 and beyond.

After coffee and introductions at 10am, experts from the Terravesta team will lead a guided tour around fields planted with miscanthus of different maturity levels – including marginal land that is now generating a healthy £579 per ha. Attendees will hear about new processes that are set to lower establishment costs, and meet existing growers who will share their experiences with the low-input, high-return crop.

Terravesta’s specialists will also explore the compelling financial case for miscanthus as a more secure, long-term arable solution to wheat and other price-volatile cereals. The event will close at 3pm after a lunch and a Q&A session.

To book your space, please email Charlotte Horner at c.horner@woldmarsh.com

For more information about any aspect of profitable miscanthus growing or to speak to an expert contact Terravesta:

www.terravesta.com | 01522 731873 | @Terravesta

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Member Advert – Drivers Wanted

Read Transport Limited, Woodhall Spa  – are looking to recruit a part-time HGV Class 1 driver for the 2014-15 Sugar Beet Campaign.  The successful applicant would need to have a completed Driver CPC and current digital tacho card.  Fork lift qualifications and experience would be very advantageous.

Please apply to Andrew Read on 01507 526 829 or 07971 130 977

Somersby House Farm, Spilsby – are looking to recruit a part-time farm worker/tractor driver.  This position is for an immediate start and would continue through to the end of November.  Previous tractor driving experience would be advantageous.

Please apply to Andrew Read on 01507 526 829 or 07971 130 977

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Join us at our Livestock event, book your FREE place now!

Lloyds Animal Feed and Serval in partnership with Woldmarsh are organising a meeting on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge starting at 12:30pm. Free buffet catering will be provided to all members that attend. A calf specialist from Serval will be present to answer any questions you may have. 

If you would like to attend this event please contact Nicola or Katie at Woldmarsh on 01507 602396 or email n.dale@woldmarsh.com / k.jarvis@woldmarsh.com                            

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Member Advert – Watkins Flat Lift For Sale

For Sale

    

Watkins Flat Lift, £5900.00, 3 years old, only done approx. 200ac work. Also has brackets for a rape seeder.

Please contact either Tom on 07739 678205 or William on  07836 556700, 01977 661215

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Member Advert

For Sale

291tonnes of storage at Woldgrain Storage Hemswell, which includes weighbridge and testing facilities

Cost of £100 per ton. Will accept payment over two/three/four years

For details call 07776060591

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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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Calling all budding photographers

Get your cameras at the ready and enter our photo competition.

We are looking for 12 pictures to feature in our 2015 calendar which will be sent out to all Woldmarsh members later on in the year.

The theme of the competition is “Our Farm” and is open to interpretation so get creative!

We would like to see you, your farm or any work going on in the fields, it’s up to you so get snapping. If your livestock/pets want to feature in the pictures that’s fine too!

How to enter

Please email all pictures to Lucy – l.mather@woldmarsh.com no later than the 22nd August 2014. Please ensure you include your name and where the picture was taken. We look forward to seeing your snaps!

This competition is open to all Woldmarsh members and their families. We will choose 12 winning photos which will be selected and will feature in the 2015 calendar.

Please note that by entering your picture you are allowing Woldmarsh to use your images online and in print.

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Andrew Ward awarded MBE

Congratulations to member Andrew Ward who co-ordinated the transportation of fodder to farmers affected by this years winter weather which caused terrible flooding.

Andrew was awarded his MBE for services to farming resilience in England and Wales during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Click here for more information

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Lincolnshire Show 18th & 19th June – Discovery Zone

You will find the Young Woldmarsh team in the Schools Challenge Area of the Discovery Zone at this year’s Lincolnshire Show. The team will be handing out a range of goodies to the children attending the show including stickers, glow in the dark wrist bands and cute farmyard logo bugs. The team hope to promote agriculture to the next generation of farmers and make them aware of how Woldmarsh operates and helps farms all over the county.  Last year’s show was a huge success and we hope this year’s show will be even better.

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Farm Walk a Huge Success

The first Woldmarsh Farm Walk was a huge success. With 80 people attending the walk, we are very pleased that all the members who attended the event on the 20th May at Scrivelsby Farms had a super evening and want to thank all at Scrivelsby Farms for their help and for allowing us to hold the event on their farm. The feedback during and after the event has been fantastic and we are already looking to plan the next one.

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