Future Proof Farming Event

The Farmer Network was delighted to take part in the “Future Proof Farming” event at Carlisle last night. Many farmers attended from Cumbria and beyond. Our Managing Director Adam gave a presentation on the “Power of Networking”. It was a great opportunity to meet existing and new Farmer Network members.

Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme

We are getting lots of enquiries from farmers wondering when this scheme will be available as Defra has been saying it will reopen in “early 2019”.  Veronica has contacted the CP Small Grants scheme team this week to check and they say: “Sorry, no timescale has been confirmed yet.  Please keep checking our website and […]

Lambing Courses – places still available!

Tuesday 29th January: 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Low Beckside, Mungrisdale, CA11 0XR Or Wednesday 6th February: 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Sewborwens Farm, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CA11 0AH Paragon Vets will lead the courses which are held on an informal basis. The courses are classroom based using a lambing simulator and are designed for both new […]


Lambing assistant required to lamb 2,000 mule ewes on a large family run beef and sheep farm in Warwickshire. The post will be for one month commencing last week in March 2019. An experienced lambing assistant would be preferable, but people seeking further experience would also be considered. Competitive rates of pay will be offered. […]


The Farmer Network Ltd will be holding the 9th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, following the Yorkshire Dales Network AGM at the Pantry, Hawes, N Yorks. The Cumbria Farmer Network AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at Newton Rigg College, Penrith. Details of the AGM agendas, nomination forms and […]


From 1st December, the Rural Payments Agency started to send out 2018 BPS payments and we are starting to get calls from farmers about their payments.  How to query your payment If you think your payment isn’t right, wait until you receive your Claim Statement and check your land parcel information as the RPA may […]

Lots to consider with Calf Rearing

Over 60 farmers joined the Farmer Network at Moor House, Orton on Thursday 29th November.  The topic for the day was calf rearing, looking at health, housing and nutrition. The Mawson family kindly agreed to host this event at Moor House, where Mark is the 4th generation of the family to farm.  Mark runs the […]

Christmas fuel ordering dates

It’s getting to that time of year again … Christmas is just around the corner and with that in mind, please check your fuel tanks sooner rather than later. We are encouraging members to order fuel in the next couple of weeks to avoid delays in deliveries towards the run up to Christmas as its […]