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  • Campaign to save our seeds

    APRIL 7, 2014: The Soil Association is appealing for backing in its campaign to save our seeds. Read More ›

  • CS a partner at big smallholding show

    APRIL 7, 2014: The Royal Welsh Spring Festival on May 17-18 is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living - and Country Smallholding will be a media partner at the event. 
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  • Smallholders in DEFRA demo

    APRIL 7, 2014: Smallholders and small-scale farmers are staging a demo in London to demand more of a say in our farming future. Read More ›

  • Design and win a chicken house!

    Here’s a fantastic opportunity to win a chicken house. Even better – you get to design it!
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  • Smallholders must adapt to changing climate

    MAR 11, 2014: The wettest winter on record, and the devastating floods, have been a wake-up call. Smallholders need to adapt to our changing climate. This is an issue that Tim Tyne addresses in our April issue... Read More ›

  • Voted best poultry supplier

    Feb 19, 2014: A poultry supplier in the North East has received an accolade from readers of a national magazine. Read More ›

  • Rural broadband in the slow lane

    APRIL 18, 2014: Smallholders increasingly rely on the internet, but many people in rural areas have slow or non-existent broadband. Jules Moore investigates Read More ›

  • WIN £400 worth of tools

    FEB 18, 2014: Country Smallholding has teamed up with tool suppliers Sealey to give away a fantastic set of equipment that will be useful on any smallholding. One lucky winner will receive a prize worth more than £400!
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  • Lambing Special in our March issue

    JAN 21, 2014: See our five-page Lambing Special in our March issue, on sale from February 13. Read More ›

  • WIN a £400 poultry run!

    JAN 21, 2014: Here is your chance to win a £400 poultry run and half cover from Garden Life and Country Smallholding! Read More ›

  • Smallholders at Game Fair

    JAN 17, 2014: Somerset Smallholders will have a strong presence at the 2014 Westcountry Game Fair at the Bath and West showground on March 22-23. Read More ›

  • New animal movement regulations

    JAN 17, 2014: From April 2014 sheep and goat keepers in England will be able to use a new Animal Reporting and Movements System to electronically report their animals’ movements.
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  • Rural economy 'recovering'

    JAN 17, 2014: The recovery of the economy in rural areas is now ‘firmly rooted’, according to a survey - and many smallholders are sharing a sense of renewed optimism. Read More ›

  • CS writers on BBC's Farming Today

    DEC 19, 2013: CS writer Adam Willcox, from the Rookies, talked about smallholding on Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Read More ›

  • Plan to relax rules on home slaughter

    NOV 25, 2013: Help could be at hand for smallholders who would prefer to have their animals killed at home, but lack the skill or courage to do it themselves.
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  • Warning on 'soil disaster'

    NOV 25, 2013: Soil degradation is the biggest potential disaster facing us all, says Soil Association president Monty Don.
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  • Meet the Henshioners!

    SEPT 18, 2013: Older people in the Gateshead area have got the chicken keeping bug in a big way – thanks to an initiative called HenPower

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  • WIN a £390 chicken house

    SEPT 18, 2013: Your chance to win a fantastic, traditional chicken house worth £390.

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  • Error in competition for £600 chicken starter kit

    We made a mistake on the competition page for the £600 chicken starter kit in the October issue of Country Smallholding. We forgot to include the coupon for entrants to give their contact details. Read More ›

  • Community shops flourishing

    AUG 20, 2013: At a time of hardship, one sector of the economy is proving to be a real success story – the community shop. There are now well over 300 such shops across the UK, and scores more are in the process of setting up.
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