The successful candidate is expected to work 2 days a week initially at a salary between £28 – 32k pa pro-rata plus pension contribution and travel expenses. Although initially for a 12 month period with current plans there are good prospects to increase and extend the contract for the right person. We anticipate the person […]
A farmer in the Croglin area near Penrith is looking for a self employed farm worker to help him out on a busy Sheep farm 2-3 days a week. If your interested please contact head office on 01768 868615 and we’ll pass your details on.
We have a member in the East Fellside area near Penrith looking for one or more self employed farm workers for livestock and tractor work tasks. If your interested please contact head office on 01768 868615 or PM us your details we’ll get the farmer to contact you.
Experience with sheep is essential & having your own working dogs would be an advantage. For more information contact David on 07801 863002 or Laura on 01931 712577
United Utilities announced yesterday that the hosepipe ban due to start on 5th August has been called off. Although reservoir levels are still low, the recent wetter weather has reduced demand from customers. However, UU says that the long-range forecast is for relatively dry weather into the Autumn so future restrictions are still a possibility […]
COUNTRYSIDE PRODUCTIVITY SMALL GRANT SCHEME REOPENING THIS AUTUMN We are getting a lot of interest in this scheme from members and the latest news from Defra is that it will re-open in the autumn but no dates yet. We are also getting queries from members submitting claims and the following information may be helpful from […]
With drought conditions across the country worsening by the week, the extreme dry weather is now impacting in a severely detrimental way to Cumbrian farm businesses. The harsh reality of a continued drought is that farmers are now being forced to feed fodder which would ordinarily be saved for the winter months. Grass pastures are […]
A resounding 68% of farmers in Northumberland and 74% in The North York Moors have said they want to set up local farmer networks, along the same lines as those in Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales. This follows 8 meetings across the two counties where The Farmer Network met farmers to discuss how different Networks […]
The Farmer Network is urging young people who are passionate about starting or developing their own farming-related business, within Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, to get in touch. The Farmer Network operating in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales has always recognised the importance of supporting young people to enter the farming industry. One of the […]
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Temperatures during June 2018 rose well above average in some regions of Great Britain (GB), with the Meteorological Office recording well below average rainfall levels. These trends appear to be continuing in early July.
Applicants for the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme have one extra month to complete their application. The deadline for applications to be with Natural England has been extended from 31st July to 31st August – please see the following link with details: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/application-return-deadline-for-countryside-stewardship-extended