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Feed specialist for Marsdens Game Feeds Jamie Horner shares his advice on preparing for the season ahead

With unprecedented global price inflation of wheat and other raw materials and the continued challenge of Avian Influenza, the viability of many shoots has been directly impacted. Once again uncertainty has pushed back preparations for the season ahead and for keepers starting this process it has never even more important to maximise the potential ofContinue reading “Feed specialist for Marsdens Game Feeds Jamie Horner shares his advice on preparing for the season ahead”

NGO letter to Natural Resources Wales in response to the proposed general licences changes

Following Natural Resources Wales’s consultation at the end of last year, there are a number of proposed changed to their General Licences which, if approved, could come into force in Wales as of 1 July. The NRW Board are meeting today (24 March). Below is the submission we sent to board members in advance ofContinue reading “NGO letter to Natural Resources Wales in response to the proposed general licences changes”

The NGO welcomes Defra’s promise to fight Wild Justice’s latest challenge

Defra have stated that they are willing to challenge Wild Justice’s latest legal challenge “in full”, and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation are giving the government department our full support.   The latest potential challenge relates to the General Licence for the prevention of serious damage (GL42). An article in The Guardian on Friday claimed that the government “hasContinue reading “The NGO welcomes Defra’s promise to fight Wild Justice’s latest challenge”

Update regarding the H5N1 (Avian Influenza) outbreak in France

There have been a number of Avian Influenza H5N1 (bird flu) outbreaks in France in recent weeks, and we are aware that this is affecting the export of both gamebirds and eggs from France to the UK. The situation regarding the Avian Influenza H5N1 (bird flu) outbreak in France is constantly evolving, and discussions areContinue reading “Update regarding the H5N1 (Avian Influenza) outbreak in France”

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust: 30 Years of support and Year of the Gamekeeper

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust team have a big year coming up, not only is 2022 their 30th anniversary, but they’re also finally able to put their plans for a special year into action. And everyone’s invited to the party! In early 2020 the rural charity was launching their Year of the Gamekeeper campaign. Like all plans,Continue reading “The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust: 30 Years of support and Year of the Gamekeeper”

RABI announces storm response fund for farmers

Following the impact of recent storms, RABI has announced the availability of emergency grants of £1,000 to provide financial support to those severely affected. Grants can be accessed across the farming community by making an initial call to RABI’s 24/7 helpline on 0800 188 4444. Applications will be fast-tracked using a simplified application process toContinue reading “RABI announces storm response fund for farmers”

Gamekeepers receive Long Service Awards at the British Shooting Show

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation were pleased to be able to celebrate with many of this year’s NGO Long Service Award winners at The British Shooting Show on Friday. Due to Covid, last year’s awards could not be presented in person, so the NGO were delighted to be able to celebrate this year’s awards in person once again. NotContinue reading “Gamekeepers receive Long Service Awards at the British Shooting Show”

Calling all teachers! The NGO needs your help

Since 1999 the NGO Educational Trust has been supporting teachers with quality information about the countryside and conservation. We are putting together a forum of teachers to discuss countryside education and how external organisations could best support the teaching of Ecology, Conservation and Natural Science in school. If you are a KS1-KS5 teacher and couldContinue reading “Calling all teachers! The NGO needs your help”

Recognising the benefits of heather moorland: the GWCT needs your help

The debate concerning grouse moors versus alternative land use in the uplands is one that is both ongoing and would appear unlikely to be resolved any time soon. With that in mind, the GWCT are planning a series of case studies based on personal testimonies to compare existing grouse moors with alternative land uses suchContinue reading “Recognising the benefits of heather moorland: the GWCT needs your help”

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