Environment Secretary Backs Post-Brexit Seasonal Workers Scheme

Agriculture Workers Among Healthiest Workforce in UK

According to a survey of over 2,000 adults conducted by IronmongeryDirect, those working in the agriculture sector, including farm managers, technicians, mechanics and administrators are among the healthiest workers in the UK. The average agricultural worker is active for four and a half hours per day, with many in the industry being physically active for…

Summer Fun Day 2017!

  FGS Agri, FGS Plant, Countrystyle Recycling, Water Direct and Envar staff and their families enjoyed another brilliant annual Fun Day at Stanford Bridge Farm last month, raising an amazing £1952 for Kent Air Ambulance.

The Rise of Drones in UK Agriculture

While the use of commercial drones has recently generated interest in the national press, the increasing use of drones in UK agriculture has largely flown under the radar. Agricultural businesses are utilising drones for a wider range of purposes than ever before. From soil and field analysis to the monitoring of arable and pastoral stock,…

Herds of Women Taking up Farming

Recent figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that the number of women running farms in the UK jumped by nearly 10% between 2010 and 2013. This trend has continued in the years since and now over 25,000 UK farms are now run by women. What’s more, 28% of the…

UK Pig Farmers Reduce Antibiotic Use

UK Pig Farmers Reduce Antibiotic Use

The UK pig sector is making ‘significant’ strides in reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock. Figures released show that less than 18% of all feed for young pigs in 2016 contained antibiotics, compared to 37% in 2014. The Pig Veterinary Society has applauded the news and praised the efforts of vets who work with…