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Thirty years ago when Tony Bennett brought the first deer herd on to his Devon farm, colleagues in the industry thought he had lost the plot. But now he is having the last laugh as venison grows in popularity. Consumption of the lean, iron-rich meat was up by 86 per cent last year.
Britain’s home cooks have been baking them into wedges, “spiralising” them into colourful curls and noodles and mashing them as an alternative to the traditional spud.
A young farmer near Stafford has just returned from a summer of discovery in Canada.
The Llansantffraid-based firm, which also has a substantial operation in Shrewsbury, has agreed to buy Agricentre from T. G. Jeary Ltd.
Cheese and dairy product maker Lactalis McLelland has blamed a competitive market as it fell to a near £4 million loss in spite of increasing turnover by more than eight per cent.
Residents in a remote part of Northumberland say they feel disadvantaged by only having access to slow internet connections.