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Customer presented with 2 x 100 tonnes of milk certificates for 2 of their Cows May 11, 2022

D&PR Tibbs, Quoit Farm, Stanton Drew, Bristol, was presented with 2 x 100 tonnes of milk certificates for 2 of their Cows this month, a great achievement in these present times

The certificates are issued by National Milk Records.

Herds and individual cows milk production are recorded monthly by NMR

Reaching 100 tonnes of milk produced by an individual cow is a fantastic achievement.


Game on the menu as hospitals serve up pheasant, partridge and venison March 17, 2022

The future of hospital food? Delicious dishes such as this pan-fried pheasant could be coming to a ward near you

Hospital food doesn’t have the greatest of reputations, which makes a new addition to NHS menus particularly mouthwatering.

Game is set to be served to patients at a number of hospitals around the country as part of a trial scheme to broaden the choice of healthy dishes.

These will include meals prepared using pheasant, partridge and venison.

British Game Assurance (BGA), which has launched the trial, says game meat has a number of nutritional benefits for patients.

As well as being nutritionally better than other meats it is higher in selenium – which is thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers, protect against heart disease and boost the immune system.

The BGA said tests have also shown it is more palatable for people suffering from Dysphagia, which causes difficulty with swallowing.

‘Nutritious and affordable’

“Pheasant, partridge and venison are being snapped up by hospital caterers as a nutritious and affordable addition to patient meals,” said the BGA. “We have been working with various organisations to promote this healthy, sustainable protein and the NHS was a natural fit.”

Liam Stokes, CEO of British Game Assurance, told The Telegraph: “Game is very high-quality meat, it is high-protein, low-fat and has an excellent micronutrient profile, so is a good fit for NHS patients. The game the NHS will be trialling will be sourced from estates that are both lead-free and assured by British Game Assurance, which is the gold standard of sustainable game procurement.”

There are at least five hospitals understood to be preparing to trial game dishes under the scheme, with new menus set to be rolled out in the coming

As well as being nutritionally better than other meats, game is also thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers

Those approached to take part include Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Ashford and St Peters, Northern Care Alliance, the Royal Free in north London, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Mr Stokes added: “We have been helping the NHS develop recipes that will not only be healthy and sustainable, but will provide patients with a tasty and interesting option.”

The BGA is also planning to work with the Ministry of Defence to supply game for meals for the country’s armed forces personnel.

Low in fat and cholesterol, game meat is prized as one of the healthiest meats available. It is also rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, both of which help lower cholesterol levels.

The scheme to serve dishes such as venison stew and roast partridge to hospital patients has won the backing of farming and rural groups.

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance said: “This is a win for hospital patients who are able to access game, as well as it being another extension of the game market.

“Game shooting provides a whole range of benefits from conservation of the countryside, to its huge social and economic contribution to rural communities and, of course, healthy and nutritious game products

British Game Assurance- Invite to Zoom talk January 14, 2022

British Game Assurance 

Invite You To Attend Our British Game Assurance Symposium

British Game Assurance was set up to promote, develop and assure game meat in April 2018. It has since launched a pioneering assurance scheme raising standards on shoots and thereby improving the quality and demand for British game.

Join us to learn more about BGA, the audit process, lead and the future of game.

With talks by:

  • Liam Stokes, CEO of BGA, who will give an update on the BGA’s progress to date.
  • Christian Nissen, Managing Director of Highland Game, Venison Processor – Lead is a Threat
  • Alex MacKellar, Field Team Leader, Assessor and Scheme Manager from SAI Global, who will explain the audit process.

DATE: Tuesday 15th February 2022


TIME: 10.00am – 11.30am

RSVP: Please register here


We look forward to you seeing you.


Daily Telegraph Article – A win for the British Game Alliance July 23, 2021

Consider Growing a forage CATCH CROP? July 22, 2021

Now that harvest is underway, why not follow with a FORAGE CATCH CROP?

Sow Barcolli Forage Rape or a mix of Westerwolds Grass and Barcolli after the combine.

Produces a lush forage crop for grazing  sheep, beef or dairy cattle in the early Autumn and through into the new year.

Also a green manure for the next crop.

Sow the rape at up to 4kg / acre (Broadcast) or the Westewold/rape mix at 8kg/ acre.

Comes in 25kg and 2 acre pack

Call 01508 470661 for more information and prices or email