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Forage Aid urges farmers to start planning winter feed and bedding strategy

Forage Aid Trustees are urging farmers around the United Kingdom to start forward planning how they can manage and build winter forage and bedding stocks following the cold, wet spring of 2021. The charity has been receiving reports of shorter stocks of straw in livestock areas, however forage yields do seem to be holding up […]

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Wendy Cooper Forage Aid

Forage Aid Bids Farewell to Wendy

A valued member of the Forage Aid team will be leaving this month for pastures new. For more than three years Administrator Wendy Cooper has been at the heart of the charity’s work by organising its ongoing business and communications, providing a point of contact, managing donations and finances, liaising with donors, farm applicants and […]

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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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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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Farming Help providing support for farmers affected by Covid-19

The Farming Help Charities – Addington Fund, Farming Community Network (FCN), Forage Aid, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and RSABI, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund – are working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. We recognise that this could be an anxious time for many farmers and farming families […]

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Forage Aid look to support farmers through another major flooding event

The Forage Aid team are keeping close to the evolving livestock farming situation in those areas recently flooded following the ongoing and torrential rainfall seen in parts of the country. Farmers in areas across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and the Black Country have been severely affected with many livestock farmers seeing immediate negative impacts as […]

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Derek Mead Health Room opens

Forage Aid is delighted to see the opening of the Derek Mead Health Room at Sedgemoor Market, Somerset this month. HRH The Princess Royal opened the Derek Mead Health Room for farmers and agricultural workers in Sedgemoor Market, which was used as a base for the mass evacuation of cattle during the Somerset flooding event […]

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