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11 May 2018
Monster trucks will be helping to make a monster show at one of Shropshire’s biggest events this year. The Shropshire County Show takes place in Shrewsbury on Saturday, May 26 and there will be a packed programme of events for the whole family to enjoy at the spacious Greenhous West Mid Showground - the home of the show for more than 140 years. Displays and demonstrations will be taking place...
15 Jun 2017
Solicitors from an award winning Shropshire law firm will be hosting a series of roadshows at top events across the county this summer.   Specialists from FBC Manby Bowdler’s Agricultural & Rural Services team will visit agricultural shows and a festival to share their expert knowledge and give advice.   Lawyers from the firm’s employment, family and wills, estates and trusts teams will join...
18 May 2017
Virtual video judging is to be trialled for the first time at one of the biggest events in the country next month in a bid to ensure cattle farmers don’t miss out on showing their star attractions. Organisers of Staffordshire County Show are taking the unusual step after fears that cattle entries for this year’s event on May 31 and June 1 may be down because of TB. It will also offer the...
25 Jan 2017
Agricultural supply and retail specialist the Wynnstay Group has said its latest year-end results, announced today, are in line with expectation and reflect the pressures facing farmers. Figures for the year to end October 2016 showed that the AIM listed firm remained strong despite reduced profitability. Deflation impacted on the overall group revenue, which was down to £368.14m from £377.38m in...
29 Jun 2016
Agricultural supplier and retailer Wynnstay Group Plc has revealed interim results which it says are robust and in line with management expectations. A balanced business model, serving a wide swathe of the rural sector, has ensured a predictable performance even in the face of commodity price deflation. Reported revenues for the half year are £193.24m (£200.56 in 2015), resulting in a pre-tax...
26 May 2016
The top ranked agricultural law team in Shropshire is to tour the county this summer to meet with farmers and landowners at a series of rural shows. Experts from FBC Manby Bowdler will be sharing their knowledge and advice with visitors to the events, in what could be a major year of change for the farming community amid the EU Referendum. The Agricultural & Rural Services team will be joined...
19 May 2016
A member of Shropshire’s leading agricultural law team is urging farmers to focus on their plans for the future ahead of a new initiative to encourage family discussions about succession planning. Jane Hughes, a Partner with the Agricultural & Rural Services team at FBC Manby Bowdler in Shrewsbury, said formalising arrangements for a successful transition for a family business is vital if...
18 Apr 2016
CHP system in action showcased by ESP Energy… Shropshire’s leading renewable energy specialists ESP Energy, of Stapleton, near Shrewsbury hosted an open day at Knighton, to showcase the very latest Combined Heat & Power system for farms. Andrew and Jackie Powell are sheep, cattle and free-range chicken farmers at Grove Farm, on the outskirts of the market town of Knighton on the Welsh border...
17 Mar 2016
The NFU Welshpool team are helping local farmers reduce the threat of sheep worrying by launching ‘Dog Line’ for its NFU members. Stephen Kenyon, Group Secretary for NFU East Montgomery, is asking local residents, walkers and farmers to text a message to Dog Line, a dedicated telephone number, should they see unwanted roaming dogs around livestock. Stephen will then send out a live alert to his...
18 Feb 2016
A fourth generation Shropshire farming family, established in the county nearly 100 years ago, has launched a new company to help other farmers generate income by taking advantage of their cattle rearing experience. Select Livestock, based near Shrewsbury, is run by father and son team John and Dan Morris who rear and grow around 1,000 cattle per year to supply leading beef processors and...
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