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  • Liz champ for second year running

    Country Smallholding writer Liz  Shankland is celebrating after one of her sows - Audrey - won the  title Tamworth Champion of  Champions, making her the best Tamworth in the UK.
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  • Microbiologists work on disease test for camelids

    There are hopes that a new test may soon be developed to detect bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in camelids. Read More ›

  • Warning on meat and dairy consumption

    JUNE 4, 2010: A big reduction in meat and dairy consumption is vital if we are to save the planet from environmental disaster, according to a new UN study. Read More ›

  • CAP support 'vital' for farmers

    JUNE 4, 2010: More than half of UK farmers would struggle to stay in business if direct support payments under the CAP were removed, a new study has found. Read More ›

  • SEARCH FOR SMALLHOLDER OF THE YEAR

    MAY 5, 2010: Country Smallholding is delighted to launch the 2010 Smallholder of the Year Competition! In this exciting national competition, we are searching for a smallholding that exemplifies best practice and offers an inspiring vision. Read More ›

  • 40% of farmers affected by climate change

    APRIL 23, 2010: Almost 40% of farm businesses are being affected by climate change, according to a survey of UK farmers.
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  • Self sufficiency pioneer Katie Thear dies

    MARCH 24, 2010: Katie Thear, one of the pioneers of the self sufficiency movement, has died after a long battle with cancer. Read More ›

  • bTB now affecting sheep

    MARCH 19, 2010: Concerns that bovine TB (bTB) is becoming more prevalent in species other than cattle and badgers have neen heightened by the discovery of the disease in sheep and wild boar.


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  • 40 MPs oppose plan for 'super-dairy'

    MARCH 19, 2010: Plans for an 8,100 cow super-dairy in Lincolnshire have been opposed by 40 MPs.

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  • Shock figures on extinction of wildlife

    MARCH 12, 2010: Natural England has launched the most complete audit of hundreds of years of England’s wildlife winners and losers to an audience of leading conservationists at the Zoological Society of London.
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  • Small Farm Forum welcomed

    MARCH 12, 2010: There has been an enthusiastic welcome for the new Small Farm Forum. Read More ›

  • Appeal to go ‘peat-free’

    MARCH 12, 2010: A new government campaign has been launched urging gardeners to go ‘peat-free’ when they buy compost and play their part in the fight against climate change. Read More ›

  • Join Country Smallholding on Facebook!

    Country Smallholding now has a fan page on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with all the latest news about our magazine. Plus we have uploaded some great photos of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep and pigs – and many more will follow. Read More ›

  • CS introduces Smallholding Sam cartoon

    Country Smallholding has just launched a great new cartoon, Smallholding Sam. Read More ›

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