A Gamekeepers’ Life: Keeper, Tracy Howe almost fell into gamekeeping after being a regular on a shoot as a beater

Tracy Howe almost fell into gamekeeping after being a regular on a shoot as a beater while working full-time for a housing association. She is now head-keeper on an estate in Cumbria. We catch up with her during her favourite season, in what has been a difficult year for many, and hear her views onContinue reading “A Gamekeepers’ Life: Keeper, Tracy Howe almost fell into gamekeeping after being a regular on a shoot as a beater”

A Gamekeepers’ Life: A keeper gives us an insight into his daily life on an estate in Dorset

A Gamekeepers’ Life Many people assume that March is the ‘quiet’ time of year for keepers. But it’s all hands-on deck prepping for the season. We met up with Kevin Rudd, head keeper on the 2,500 acre Ranston Estate in Dorset who was in the middle of planting 7,000 Douglas firs, managing hedgerows and startingContinue reading “A Gamekeepers’ Life: A keeper gives us an insight into his daily life on an estate in Dorset”

Our Top 5 Fieldsports Podcasts

We are now at the end of the shooting season and thoughts will turn towards getting next season going already. Gamekeepers all over the UK will be hard at work with spring predator control programs, infrastructure repair, conservation and habitat work and a raft of the other daily jobs that keep you busy. Having aContinue reading “Our Top 5 Fieldsports Podcasts”

Wiltshire vet rescues game exports to the European Union

A Wiltshire vet has managed to claw back the continental game meat market, teetering on collapse, due to paperwork issues experienced by game shipments on their way to the EU. Since the 1st January 2021, and the UK’s exit from the EU, the game meat sector has been hit by a paperwork fiasco that hasContinue reading “Wiltshire vet rescues game exports to the European Union”

The Venison Market Needs A New Approach

Tim Weston – NGO Development Officer looks at the changing venison market Even before the COVID pandemic the venison market in the UK had a bit of a wobble. The vast majority of the venison that is shot and processed in the UK ends up going into the European market and the way people areContinue reading “The Venison Market Needs A New Approach”

Glorious Game wins Great Taste Award

Missed your annual French pilgrimage this year thanks to the virus? Well fear not! We have good news. Glorious Game who produce wild game into ready meals can transport you there, in taste at least, with its award winning Rillettes*. All you need is a toasted baguette, a glass of Sancerre and you can pretend,Continue reading “Glorious Game wins Great Taste Award”

Reduce Interventions – Support Game Health and Rearing Success Naturally

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious issue affecting all livestock, poultry and humans alike. As concerns about AMR increase, so does the global restriction on antibiotic use in animal production, and emphasis on research into effective natural alternatives.  Game birds can be exposed to a range of different bacteria, viruses and parasites in their naturalContinue reading “Reduce Interventions – Support Game Health and Rearing Success Naturally”

Taking the financial worry out of hospital stays

It’s easy to take good health for granted. When you are fit and well it’s natural to assume you will – despite the occasional cold or other minor illness – remain fit and well. But regardless of how much you exercise and watch your diet, your physical well-being is fragile and prone at any timeContinue reading “Taking the financial worry out of hospital stays”

Reduce the Impact of Coccidiosis and Protect Your Birds!

What is Coccidiosis?Coccidiosis is a common intestinal infection that plagues game birds, caused by protozoan parasites of the Eimeria group. Infection can seriously impair bird growth and lead to increased mortality. Coccidiosis targets the intestinal tract and can cause severe damage of the gut wall lining, resulting in the development of lesions; this impairs digestion,Continue reading “Reduce the Impact of Coccidiosis and Protect Your Birds!”