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A country fair to support the Suffolk Young Farmers organisation saw about 1,000 people turn out to watch everything from a dog show to tugs of war.

Yesterday, 06:00
Hermione, from alpaca breeder Melford Green Alpacas, which is owned by Paul and Jude Rylott

A top breeder is holding an open day this month showing the benefits of owning alpacas.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Fram Farmers conference about Drones.

Every farm in East Anglia could be using drones to help them with a range of tasks from precision farming to barn roof repair in the next decade, an expert has predicted.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Opening of last year's Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham

A seasonal celebration showcasing the work of artists, designers and food producers gets under way on a Suffolk farm this weekend.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Suffolk Show 2011 - Day 1 - Wednesday 1st June

Celia Munnings-Tomes has a go at some Judo with instructor Keith Jones in the Sports Village

Suffolk Show’s inspirational Sport Village is set to be offering a chance to try out around 30 different activities this year as the county tackles widespread adult inertia.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Jasmine and Amelia Slater have been selected to play hockey for Suffolk.

Two teenage sisters who were hooked by hockey after trying it out at the Suffolk Show last year are now rising up through the ranks in the sport.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dogs will once again be allowed at The Suffolk Show

An annual farming spectacular that is The Suffolk Show comes to Trinity Park on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday May 28.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Suffolk Show countdown story: John and Jean Bennett met 65 years ago at the Suffolk Show and last year celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary.

A romance which blossomed at the Suffolk Show in the 1950s culminated in 60 years of married bliss for one country-loving couple.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Prince Harry arriving at the Suffolk Show 2014.

As we countdown to the next Suffolk Show next month, we are looking back at the best photos from last year’s spectacular.

Monday, April 13, 2015
A Suffolk foal born to the Princess Royal’s home-bred mare, Tinglestone Summer Breeze. Photo by Carole Mortimer. With Tessa Clark, of West Kington Stud, where the foal was born.

A Suffolk charity dedicated to preserving the county’s rare horse breed is today celebrating its own Royal birth.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Nicola Bateman,chief executive at Suffolk Agricultural Association.

Farmers and businesses involved in the food industry are being urged to move fast and get in their entries for the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards 2015 before the April 22.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Framlingham Country Show in the grounds of Framlingham College.

From acrobatic dogs to Zulu dancers, this year’s Framlingham Country Show offered everything from A-Z.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
One of the lots set to go under the hammer at Cheffins' vintage tractor sale at Ely on April 25: Fordson E27N County Full Track

A rare tractor supplied by a Suffolk agricultural dealer is expected to fetch at least £10,000 when it goes under the hammer at a vintage machinery sale.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Barrie Wilkinson of Cambridge company Isomerase Therapeutics is one of the speakers at the Agri-Tech East Pollinator event at Norwich Research Park on April 21.

Microorganisms and their defence mechanisms may provide the key to providing alternatives to conventional pesticides, East Anglian farmers will be told later this month.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Suffolk Young Farmers mascot, Supermoo (centre) triumphed at the inaugural mascot race last year

Fiercely competitive and weighed down by silly costumes, the heat was on when tradestand mascots went head-to-head for the first time at last year’s Suffolk Show.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Suffolk Show 2012
Day 1
Suffolk Wildlife Trust

The Suffolk Show is set to be a focus for a wildlife campaign aimed at encouraging people to explore the natural world around them.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Andy Howie and Jodie Farran of Shaken Udder milkshake company from Tolleshunt major

PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL JONES 2008

EADT 20.12.08

An Essex milkshake business is celebrating booming sales.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Jeremy Moody, secretary to the CAAV, the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, spoke at a breakfast meeting at Suffolk Food Hall.

Around 80 surveyors were given an update on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform at a meeting held in Ipswich last month.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Lynne Mortimer Feature - The Suffolk School Farm and Country Fair held at Trinity Park, Ipswich
Lets go learn! Four thousand children descend on Trinity Park

A record number of schoolchildren are set to descend on the home of the Suffolk Show later this month for an annual event aimed at showing them where their food comes from.

Farming features

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Organisers of the 2015 Framlingham Country Show, which takes place next weekend, are promising a mix of new and familiar features.

Barn Owl. Picutre: NEIL CALBRADE/British Trust for Ornithology

The number of malnourished dead barn owls discovered on the ground during the cold spring of 2013 brought alarming predictions that the bird’s population was in crisis.

Norfolk Brewhouse team

County growers, maltsters and brewers are teaming up to create a truly Norfolk ale to celebrate Norwich City of Ale 2015.

The 2014 Spring Fling, held at the Royal Norfolk Showground. Ava Goffart, 6, meets an alpaca. Picture: Denise Bradley

For thousands of children, it will be a day with all the ingredients for some Easter holiday fun – and a chance to learn about the bounty of food and drink produced by their home county.

Eldon Farm in Holywell Row is launching its new cattle market next week. Fabian Eagle (left) and Brian Rutterford are pictured.

A regular cattle market is set to return to Suffolk for the first time since the 1990s.

The HGCA team: Front left HGCA Chairman Jonathan Tipples, front right HGCA Director Rebecca Geraghty

The UK’s cereals and oilseeds levy-payers’ group is set for a re-brand as it celebrates its 50th year.

Dr Tony Wilson, who is organising a Soil, Water and Precision Day at Otley

Suffolk is set to host a major new farming event organised by Easton and Otley College and the Felix Cobbold Trust.

Jenny Wheadon with the mountain of food from Centaur.

Helen Lacey, of Red Berry Recruitment, teamed up with her staff to make the sizeable donation.

The Sentry 2015 conference at the Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket. L-R: Ian Pigott (conference chairman), Michael Eavis (Glastonbury Founder), Tom Chapman (Heath Chapman Associates), Lawrence Hene (Ocado), Caroline Drummond (LEAF) and Blake Vince (Canadian farmer).

Sentry’s annual regional farming conference, which took place at Rowley Mile, Newmarket, on Wednesday, ended on a high with arguably the greatest farm diversification of them all – the Glastonbury Festival. SARAH CHAMBERS reports.

Try a Taste of Game at Aldi

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A Taste of Game recipe will accompany the oven-ready pheasant

Taste of Game has teamed up with DB Foods and supermarket Aldi to stock oven-ready pheasants under the Brookfield Game brand

015 Claydon Drills

The UK’s largest farm machinery show next week is set to include some cutting-edge technology from Suffolk.

Land at Line Tree Farm, Blaxhall.

Farmland values in and around Suffolk continued to climb during 2014, as unmet demand resulting from relatively low volumes of land coming to the market offset any impact of lower commodity prices on farming incomes.

Nicola Currie is retiring as eastern region director of the Country Land and Business Association.

Over the past 10 years, Nicola Currie, eastern regional director at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), has been a major figure in the region’s rural affairs, lobbying locally and nationally on issues important to her members, and helping them with their businesses. This week, she announced her intention to step down in December. She spoke to SARAH CHAMBERS about her decision, and about a very packed decade.

Shaun Lowthorpe with guests on Mustard TV's Business extra show. Picture: Archant

A mother and daughter are helping to showcase life in farming through a new series of short films.

Woodforde's managing director Rupert Farquharson.  Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk barley variety which is beloved by craft brewers around the world will celebrate its 50th harvest next year – but what makes Maris Otter so special?

This is not a picture of the actual incident

Stories about cats stuck up trees are often mocked as the mainstay of local journalism – so it turns out we’ve been neglecting our trade in recent years.

Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Agriculture correspondent

Email | 01473 324827

Farming is a major industry in East Anglia, with agricultural issues impacting on the lives of residents right across the region.

Agricultural correspondent Sarah Chambers is here to highlight rural campaigns, food issues and farming updates.

If you have a farming or food-related story, email Sarah or call the farming desk on 01473 324827.

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