2013 - 2014 Meetings
All meetings 7:30 for 8:00 at Reaseheath see Lectures tab
Association EventsNone currently organised but keep watching this space as we would like to organise another skittles evening.
28 October AGM, Member Q&A session and nibbles
The AGM approved the changes to the constitution as well as the normal formalities.
The round table Q&A session after the AGM had a number of interesting questions and answers. Along with the nibbles a very enjoyable and informative meeting.
30 September - Making Money from Smallholding
Preparing a business case for a smallholding given the costs and profits from a variety of smallholding enterprises was our challenge. An interesting exercise as the cost and profit figures supplied were accurate. The results indicated that making a profit is possible but it needs careful consideration of the mix of stock and the generation of a continuing income.
Reaseheath Zoo visit
A good attendance of members enjoyed seeing the exotic and endangered animals, reptiles and insects they keep as part of an international breeding programme as well as a training students. We also saw the more common animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. The visit was followed by a ploughman's supper. Many thanks to Reaseheath college and the staff who gave up their time to take us around and answer our questions.
The 22 June saw us stuffing ourselves at the annual Barbeque. Again held at Gill's we had an excellent evening putting the world to rights and enjoying the company of like minded friends. Despite the slow start to the Barbeque plenty of food was consumed and the wine flowed. What more could one ask?
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.