All meetings 7:30 for 8:00 at Reaseheath see Lectures tab
Barbeque - 22 June At Gill's in Kingsley Frodsham.
Starting at 5:00pm. Bring your own meat and drink and we will provide the salad type stuff. Phone any of the committee for directions. This follows on from the Vet and Medicine course which will be running nearby on the same day so we are hoping for good attendance.
29 April - Making a Profit from SmallholdingSpeakers from NewLandOwner gave an interesting slant on how to make a profit from smallholding. With the emphasis on hard work and getting the right products and marketing in place they believe it can be done and have many customer who have succeeded to make a profit.
25 March - Members Open Mic Night
Despite the bad weather and illness, a large number of members enjoyed a wide ranging discussion and the breath of knowledge of the members was astounding. A fascinating meeting and one we may repeat in the future.
February 2013- Sheep and Dogs - Gus Dermody
Gus gave one of his usual entertaining and informative talks covering a wide range of topics under the umbrella of sheep and dogs.January 2013- Ask the VET
Two vets from Rose Cottage Veterinary in Frodsham (Jen and Ali) gave us a short presentations on: current thoughts and developments on worming and the current state of the various current disease threats to smallholders, this was followed by a question and answer session which enabled Jen and Ali to demonstrate their wide knowledge on all areas of animal health.
26 November - Cheshire Wildlife Trust.Rob Raphael explained the work, activities and projects carried out by Cheshire Wildlife Trust. He also covered conservation grazing using animals such as Longhorns and Hebridean sheep and the new visitor facility on Spike Island in Runcorn.
September 24 AGM and Peter Titley
The AGM resulted in the normal suspects being re-elected/co-opted onto the comittee. A vote of members was in favor of increasing the annual subscription to £15.00 in light of our increased expenses.
Peter gave a talk on a subject he believes is becoming of increasing importance: our (the UK's) increased reliance on imported grain especially Soya and the impact that has on agriculture and food prices both in the UK and world wide. Everyone I have spoken to looked at their feed bags when they got home and Soya is a major ingredient of most of our feed.
Welcome to the Cheshire Smallholders website.
We are a dynamic and enthusiastic group of small-scale and hobby farmers, horse enthusiasts and countryside lovers. The livestock interests of our members include sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, chickens, ducks and geese, Many also keep horses and ponies, and a few llamas and alpacas. Other interests include bees, and fruit and vegetable cultivation.
See the Lectures page for details of how to get to Reaseheath College.