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QF Tractors Ltd fall foul of Trading Standards

Alan Farrow, a director of QF Tractors Ltd and Christine Farrow, a former director of the company, both of Canal Head, Pocklington appeared at the county court at Leeds on Wednesday, 3 October where they admitted nine allegations of contempt of court. The case was brought against the Farrows by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s […]

Pirtek celebrates 30 years in the UK

Pirtek celebrates 30 years in the UK

The nation’s leading emergency mobile hydraulic hose repair business celebrated 30 years of UK operations by holding its annual conference at the Trump Turnberry Resort on the stunning west coast of Scotland. The first Pirtek centre was established in London’s Park Royal in 1988 and the network grew rapidly over the following years, quickly becoming […]

Administrators appointed to Countrywide Farmers Plc

David Pike, Mark Orton and Will Wright from KPMG’s Restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators to Countrywide Farmers Plc. The company, which employs approximately 735 people, is headquartered in Evesham, Worcestershire, and operates 48 retail stores across England and Wales selling a range of farming, equestrian, harvesting and agricultural supplies to consumers. It also […]

Claydon appoints importer for Spain

Claydon appoints importer for Spain

Claydon, a pioneer in direct strip seeding technology, has appointed AG-Group as the sole importer for its range of drills and stubble management equipment in Spain. AG-Group started off in 1987 as Vogel and Noot Espana S.A..and became AG-Group in 2017 following a management buy-out by General Manager Pascual Galindo AG-Group’s headquarters are in Tamarite […]

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

£20m investment in Wrexham poultry processing plant welcomed

Ministers from the Welsh Government and the Mayor of Wrexham have welcomed the opening of a new £20m poultry processing plant in Wrexham that is creating around 150 jobs. The state of the art facility will become fully operational later this year following the substantial investment by Maelor Foods. The project received £3.15m in funding […]

UK poised to ship trotters to China

UK poised to ship trotters to China

The UK has been given green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB has announced today (23 November). One of the country’s largest food producers has received official notification to start supplying pigs’ trotters to China, following a successful inspection by Chinese authorities. Two further facilities in Northern Ireland have also received the first […]

Farmcare restructures for the future

Following a lengthy review of its business, Farmcare has today announced a restructuring plan that will increase the economic resilience of its farms and ensure their long term prosperity. As part of this plan, Farmcare, a leading arable crop producer and land manager, will enter into a series of partnerships with leading farming businesses who […]

RCMA Group invests £25m in sustainable rapeseed processing facility

Independent commodities trading and supply chain company, RCMA Group, today announced it is constructing a state-of-the-art rapeseed processing plant in Atherstone on Stour, near Stratford-upon-Avon, investing £25million in the project and creating in excess of 30 local jobs. The new facility will be operational in the autumn of 2017 to process an annual seed crush […]

Local bank closure devastating for rural businesses

The closure of Lloyds Bank in Tregaron has sparked criticism from the Farmers’ Union of Wales in Ceredigion, who describe the closure as devastating news for rural businesses. Mared Jones, the FUW’s Ceredigion County Executive Officer said: “The closure of rural banks will have a detrimental effect on the area, as they serve not only […]

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