Successful Annual Shoot

The annual poultry industry charity clay shoot and open day held by IEC at Old Springs Farm in Market Drayton, Shropshire on September 16th has been hailed a huge success and raised over £1000 for charity.

The shoot attracted 134 guns from amongst the company’s customers, prospective customers, industry representatives, neighbouring farms and sponsors and was described by a number of visitors as the ‘best ever’. After the shoot, visitors enjoyed food and drink at Old Springs Farm.

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Surplus straw – a cost-effective fuel source

Farmers investing in renewable energy should consider the cost of the fuel source as the most critical factor in ensuring long-term savings, believes Keith Wilson.

Keith is the managing director of International Energy Crops (IEC), the farmer-owned biomass grower and installation company. He explained: “While many farmers are attracted by the government Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments, the most critical factor to consider in the long term remains the cost of the fuel used. 

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