National Farmers’ Union

Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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Countryside Clay Shoot resounding success

The NGO team won the Hugh van Cutsem Challenge Cup at the hugely popular Countryside Clay Shoot.  Organisers were delighted by the high turn out for the event at Six Mile Bottom, welcoming teams from some of the biggest shooting organisations in

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Project Trespass

A new initiative to tackle poaching was launched on October 1 2013 by the Poaching Priority Delivery Group. Helena Douglas explains how Project Trespass will work   The Poaching Priority Delivery Group, set up in 2008, comprises police representatives, the

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NFU Mutual verdict on budget

Insurance providers NFU Mutual has announced that it has welcomed certain measures in the budget, that it says will help small rural businesses. Doubling annual investment allowances was one measure singles out for praise, with personal finance specialist Sean McCann

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Hare today, still hare tomorrow?

I can think of very few keepers – or the estates on which they work – that have not been victims of poaching at some point or another. This can range from a minor irritation to a major problem that blights

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