​Agriculture

Livestock and agriculture set to be even more prominent at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

Livestock and agriculture will take even more of a starring role this year at one of the region’s most celebrated rural... READ MORE »

Ollie appointed to top job as the Dorset County Show prepares for return after the pandemic

Dorchester Agricultural Society has appointed Ollie Allen as Interim Show Secretary for the 2022 Dorset County Show. She succeeds... READ MORE »

Biz Bites featuring: McDonald’s, Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Society and Goadsby

New McDonald’s restaurant opens at Weymouth Gateway retail park More than 120 full and part-time jobs have been created... READ MORE »

New countryside show springing into life this month owes its arrival to the Covid pandemic

It’s billed as Dorset’s newest – and freshest – rural show and it owes its arrival to the pandemic.... READ MORE »

Poultry specialist carves out a large slice of the market with plans to boost turnover to £30m

The figure is pretty staggering. One billion chickens – known as broilers – bred and raised annually for meat production... READ MORE »

New jobs on the way as working farm to host military themed interactive adventure game

Around ten jobs are to be created with the launch of a new outdoor adventure game concept next month. Redlands Coppice at Piddletrenthide... READ MORE »

World’s first 5G-ready agri-robot for arable farms comes to Dorset as part of £7m project

A £7m project hailed as game-changing and with the potential to close the rural/urban digital divide for farming and rural... READ MORE »

How family farm business saved its (award-winning) bacon by totally reshaping model

It’s a tale of our times. A business with seemingly all its eggs, although in this case more accurately meat, in one basket.... READ MORE »

Tractors rally in support of charity founded in memory of Will, 14, that helps young people

“I have no words. It was the most touching event I’ve been at for #Willdoes“ The words of Lesley Paddy after... READ MORE »

Feast for foodies: Farm shop on wheels brings 46 locally sourced products direct to your door

It’s a farm shop on wheels  – and it’s proving a real hit. The Milk Cart is the brainchild of Shane Byrne and Michelle... READ MORE »