- Come and see us at The Edible Garden Show
Once again we are delighted to be attending The Edible Garden Show from the 15th to 17th March at Stoneleigh Park.
- Winter tips for your poultry
Here are some of our top tips for keeping your poultry healthy through the cold spell.
- The Smallholder Range continues to support the British Hen Welfare Trust
The Smallholder Range continues to support the valuable work of the British Hen Welfare Trust with it’s Ex-Bats Range.
- New 5kg Natural Free Range Layers Crumble Launched!
The Smallholder Range has launched its Natural Free Range Layers Cumble in convenient 5kg bags.
- Come and see us at Royal Norfolk
Once again we will be at the Royal Norfolk Show on stand 470, Avenue 16 to give you expert feeding advice.
- The Smallholder Range Goes Solar
Smallholder Range is delighted to announce the installation of solar panels to its Norfolk mill.
- Visit us at the Royal Cornwall Show
The Allen & Page stand will be at the Royal Cornwall Show from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th June 2012, so come along and see us.
- New Spring Promotion
Smallholder Range, Natural Free Range Layers Pellets – New sack, same great feed and now with a free sample of Super Mixed Corn inside every bag.
- Go free range for pancake day
Today is pancake day so make sure that when you're making up your batter you remember battery hens and go free range instead.
- ADAS Goat Welfare Meetings
ADAS is inviting people to the first Defra-funded meetings for goat keepers designed to provide practical and technical advice to increase the health and welfare of the goat herd in England.
- Christmas Cheer For Battery Hens?
The British Hen Welfare Trust has issued an urgent plea to the public to re-home some hens for Christmas.
- New BHWT survey reveals changing egg-buying habits
Results of a survey into the habits and preferences of 1700 chicken-keepers interviewed by the British Hen Welfare Trust, revealed that 85% of respondents don’t actually mind what colour their eggs are - indirect contrast to the usual preference for brown eggs.
- Discover Organic this September
This September the Soil Association is celebrating a month long festival of all things organic, with events taking place across the country.
- Smallholder Range has new fact sheets
The Smallholder Range has teamed up with Smallholder Magazine to present a series of informative fact sheets on a variety of subjects.
- RWAS Smallholder & Garden Festival proved popular
More than 26,000 people enjoyed a great weekend of livestock, farming heritage, dogs shows and flowers on the weekend of 21st and 22nd May, and The Smallholder Range was there to give out feeding advice too.
- Magic Milestone for Hen Welfare Charity
The Smallholder Range was proud to be at an event marking a major milestone in the British Hen Welfare Trust’s history. The hard working charity celebrated the re-homing of its 250,000th ex-battery hen on Saturday 16th April.
- Looking for a challenge this Easter?
Easter is fast approaching and if you like to celebrate all things 'egg-cellent', why not take part in our 'Healthy Hens, Wonderful Eggs' Challenge?
- Events calendar 2011
We once more have a full calendar of events for this year and we will be taking The Smallholder Feed to some exciting shows around the country.
- New Guide to Ex-Battery Hen Care
A new guide launched by The Smallholder Range answers many of the questions raised about keeping ex-battery hens.
- Come to The Edible Garden Show
Come and see The Smallholder Range and The Organic Feed Company at a brand new show – The Edible Garden Show.
- Supporting Cotswold Chickens Beginners Course
The Smallholder Range is pleased to support Cotswold Chickens and is offering everyone attending a beginner's course a £3 voucher for poultry feed.
- Smallholder Range is completely safe
Following news of a potential risk of dioxin contamination in pig and poultry feed in Germany, The Smallholder Range would like to reassure customers that all feeds in the range are completely safe and free from dioxins - guaranteed.
- New TV series puts the spotlight back on 'The Good Life'
Smallholders all over the country know that living off the land is alive and well, but a new TV series to celebrate the 35th anniversary of TV sitcom 'The Good Life' is raising awareness of suburban self-sufficiency once more.
- Ark Winners Celebrate
Three lucky poultry keepers are celebrating after winning their very own luxury Forsham Poultry Arks in the Smallholder Range’s Golden Egg competition.
- National Wool Week
The first ever National Wool Week is taking place this week, (October 11-17). Celebrating all things woolen, from sheep to jumpers, Wool Week brings together a series of partnerships from manufacturing to retail and wool communities and from all across the UK.
- Search for alternatives if hay stocks dwindle
A dry spring has resulted in a shortage of hay and when you factor in a shortage of carry-over stock because of a wet summer last year, hay prices are reportedly now between 20% and 40% higher than last year. Perhaps its time to make a back up plan?
- The Royal Norfolk Show
Come and see the Smallholder Range at Norfolk's premier event.
- Hundreds of prizes still to be won!
Congratulations to Clive Bowell - winner of two tickets for the ‘All about Chickens’ course at the famous River Cottage in Devon. Clive is one of many who have found a golden egg hiding in their sack of Natural Free Range Layers Pellets, our claim line rings frequently as another lucky customer finds a Golden Egg containing a fabulous poultry prize.
- Success for the Smallholder Festival
Thousands of people visited the Smallholder and Garden Festival at Builth Wells over the weekend, enjoying a mixture of animals, events and spectacles.
- Job opportunity at Allen & Page
Allen & Page has an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Area Sales Manager to cover the South West and Wales areas.
- Welfare charity re-brand
The Battery Hen Welfare Trust has recently undergone a name change and re-brand to more accurately reflect the organisation's wider scope. The charity is now called the British Hen Welfare Trust.
- The Smallholder and Garden Festival
Come and see us at the Smallholder and Garden Festival on 15th and 16th May at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells.
- No imitations, thanks – we’re British
More UK producers should apply for protected status for the food they produce and join iconic British foods like Stilton cheese, Cornish clotted cream and Arbroath Smokies, Food and Farming Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said today.
- Defra receives key report on the future of farm animal veterinary services
A poorly developed demand for veterinary services rather than a shortage of farm animal veterinarians has been identified by a personal report published today by Professor Philip Lowe.
- Organic is better for the animals - and for you, too
A Food Standard Authority’s study claims organic is not healthier than conventionally produced food, failing to take into account the huge benefits organic standards have for farm animals, the environment and people.
- Radio Opportunity for Scottish Smallholders
BBC Radio Scotland is looking for the new generation of people who have turned their back on the fast-paced life of the city to live the good life as a smallholder, or a greenshifter!
- Come and See Us at the Royal Welsh Smallholder Festival this weekend!
The Smallholder Range will be attending the Royal Welsh Smallholder & Garden Festival this weekend, at Builth Wells, Powys. With plenty to do for all the family, the show is a real celebration of everything smallholder and is a great opportunity to learn about new breeds, gather information or just have a fun day out.
- Hugh Challenges Chicken Numbers
Celebrity chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Compassion in World Farming took the high profile Chicken Out! campaign to the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to expose the Government's plan of increasing the number of birds that will be forced into overcrowded chicken sheds from 2010.
- Sheep Going Nude to Help Economy
Grazing sheep used on conservation land are helping boost Bedfordshire's local economy by having their fleeces turned into wool.
- Chicken Couple in Eviction Threat
A couple in Gateshead are facing eviction from their home unless they remove their chickens from their garden. Elisabeth and Ronald Lewis, are tenants of Gateshead Housing Company, and their tenancy agreement forbids them from keeping livestock.
- Whats your animal welfare footprint?
The RSPCA has launched two new quirky online adverts to encourage people to think about their animal welfare footprint, as well as their carbon footprint...
- The Price of Poultry
Back in 1950, roast chicken was a feast day treat and Britons ate, on average, less than a kilo of chicken a year...