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“It is quite a responsibility – but so rewarding.”

Having started his career as a professional Rugby League player, Graham Hogg ran his large family farm in Cumbria for 30 years. Now 61 and semi-retired from a third career in stonemasonry, he is Forage Aid’s Regional Co-ordinator for the Cumbria-North Lancs area, and lives with his wife in Egremont. In 2016 he won a […]

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“Forage Aid helped me through a very tough time.”

Doug Barningham lives with his wife Nicola and three children in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, on a farm that’s been in his family for at least three generations. Following terrible flooding in July and August 2019 Forage Aid helped them along the long road towards getting the farm back on its feet. What lead to you […]

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New website launched thanks to The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Forage Aid has launched a new website to help the charity reach even more beneficiaries and doners, thanks to funding from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is dedicated to promoting and supporting UK charities working in agriculture, rural development and insurance. It works towards doing this by making one off […]

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Plaques sent as ‘thank you’ to partners

Forage Aid has sent plaques to three businesses who have worked with Forage Aid in the last 12 months to thank them for their support. JCB Agriculture, Bailey Trailers and Map of Ag each received the plaques as a recognition of their invaluable contributions towards helping Forage Aid support farmers in times of crisis. JCB […]

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Wanted: regional co-ordinators

We are currently seeking people to volunteer to be Regional Co-ordinators, a role that is essential in supporting the charity at a local level to ensure its aims and objectives can be carried out effectively during times of crisis. Forage Aid arranges for donations of feed, forage and bedding to be delivered to farmers who […]

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We need hauliers!

Forage Aid arranges for donations of feed, forage and bedding to be delivered to farmers who have been affected by a severe weather event or Act of God, and there is a ‘clear and present risk of livestock suffering’, always ensuring animal welfare is at the forefront of the charity’s aims. Right now, we are […]

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Young Farmers asked to compete for Forage Aid Trophy

Young Farmers Clubs across the UK are being asked to compete to win a great accolade from farming charity Forage Aid. Clubs have the opportunity to be the proud recipients of a Forage Aid Trophy at the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs‘ Annual General Meeting. The fundraising year runs from 1st September —31st August […]

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Forage Aid grateful for NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Donation

Forage Aid trustees were delighted to be awarded a significant donation by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust which recognised them as a key contributor to the farming charity sector. Alongside other Farming Help charities, Forage Aid were chosen to receive a share of £739,000 made available by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust to assist rural […]

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Start planning for potential drought, says Forage Aid

Forage Aid Trustees are urging farmers around the United Kingdom to start planning on how they will deal with possible drought conditions over the summer months. A very dry spring has left many livestock farmers with limited grass growth to meet the growing demand following lambing and calving. Some farms have reported grass growth to […]

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