Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

East Anglia: Deadline looms for entries to Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Best Alternative Land Enterprise (BALE) award

06:00 06 September 2013

Log Cabin Holidays, winners of the 2012 BALE award from l-r: Vicki Havers with husband Jonathan, sponsor Jonathan Long, Ashton KCJ; Peter Havers, Stephen Cobbald, SAA chairman elect and Amy Havers

Log Cabin Holidays, winners of the 2012 BALE award from l-r: Vicki Havers with husband Jonathan, sponsor Jonathan Long, Ashton KCJ; Peter Havers, Stephen Cobbald, SAA chairman elect and Amy Havers

Picture:James Fletcher

The closing date of 16 September is fast approaching for the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s annual farm diversification competition.

EADT-County Life 
Pic Simon Parker

Farmer Peter Havers has had to diversify at his pig farm in Athelington Hall near Eye.

EADT 31/5/08EADT-County Life Pic Simon Parker Farmer Peter Havers has had to diversify at his pig farm in Athelington Hall near Eye. EADT 31/5/08

The Best Alternative Land Enterprise Award recognises the entrepreneurial skills of East Anglia’s farmers and is open to farmers from across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

There have been many and varied businesses enter previously, including holiday lets, conference facilities, farm shops and childrens nurseries since the BALE awards were first launched 22 years ago by the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) and backed by long term sponsors solicitors Ashton KCJ.

This year’s judges are the SAA President Stephen Cobbald, Jonathan Long, Partner and Head of Agriculture & Estates, Ashton KCJ and Peter Havers, winner of last year’s award; judging takes place on September 23 and 24.

There are prizes for first and second place in the competition, there is also a special category for Best Newcomer to the competition and Best Green Award. All competitors will receive two complimentary places to the SAA’s black tie Awards Dinner on October 24.

The entry fee is £20 and entries are judged on their commercial, creative and practical merits, as well as their contribution to the regional economy. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.suffolkshow.co.uk/awards/bale2013entry or email sue.bennitt@suffolkshow.co.uk

This year sees the third year of the Award sponsored by the newly merged firm, Ashton KCJ. Formerly Ashton Graham, the firm merged with Kester Cunningham John in October 2011. Both firms had been advising the region’s agricultural community for many years and the new firm continues this strong tradition.

0 comments

Stock image of a fire engine.

Firefighters are currently at the scene of a combine harvester fire in Hoxne.

Suffolk Police PCSOs (stock picture)

Two new PCSOs will be patrolling the streets of Bury St Edmunds from next January in a new step for local policing.

The scene as emergency services mounted a rescue at Sea Palling. Photo: Contributed.

A man in his 50s has died and another in his 20s was resuscitated after they got into difficulty in the water at Sea Palling.

Eastbound A14 traffic near the Copdock junction. Image: Keith Mindham

Drivers are currently experiencing long delays after a car crashed into the central reservation on the A14 eastbound at Nacton this evening.

Andy Beckwith

A former Essex man who went missing in Gibraltar has been found “in good health”, police have said.

A motorist involved in a crash on the A14 in which a teenager died will live with the “huge remorse” for the rest of his life, a court has heard.

Brendan Wright. Pic: Essex Police.

A Colchester man has been reported missing to police.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24