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Let's all back British farming!

Back British Farming Day is aimed at encouraging MPs to show their support for farming by wearing the NFU's special pin made from wheat while at Westminster. And for an entire week the menu served at the restaurants at Parliament will feature great British foods. To find out how you can show your support for the farming community, click here

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Countryside Quiz

1: Which coastal town in Yorkshire was once famous for its pottery?

2: Which Welsh mountain is the only mountain in the world to have a national park named after it?

3: What effect does a weir have on a river?

4: An ouzel is the old name for which bird?

5: What colour is the flower speedwell?

6: What does a carpophagus animal feed on?

For answers to our quiz, click here.

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Top reads at Countryside Online

A new education competition has been launched by the NFU to inspire primary school children to learn about food and farming. To get your child or school involved in this exciting project with a chance to win fantastic prizes, click here.

As a commercial farm in Russia has tested positive for Avian Flu, backyard poultry keepers are being reminded how to spot symptoms in their birds and how to take measures to prevent it. Click here for more.

How to take care of your working dogs through all stages of their lives, with top tips from vet Dr Rosie Howson. Click here to read more.

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Member offers and competitions

This month we've teamed up with Rest Assured and are offering one lucky member the chance to win a British wool mattress worth over £1000! Find out more here about how to enter this and our other fabulous member competitions, including the chance to win tickets to the Horse of the Year Show and the Midland Game Fair. 

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Love Lamb Week 2018

This week the nation is celebrating great British lamb with Love Lamb Week 2018. The campaign is encouraging us to eat lamb regularly throughout the year. And the best season for this versatile meat is from now until December! So to help you serve up a delicious dish this weekend we have a recipe for Minty Lamb Leg Steaks with Potato and Watercress Salad. Click here for this tasty recipe and to find out more about British lamb.

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In next month's issue of Countryside

The magic of milk: How one farming family is diversifying into the raw milk market

Meet the wool workers: Meet the people who are using wool in creartive and innovative ways

Eat, walk, sleep: Lorna Maybery is on the trail of good food and country walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Back British Farming: How you can support the farming community

The lowdown on Lowlines: The perfect cattle for smallholders

Great British food: Seasonal recipes from Bake Off finalist Miranda Gore Browne

Ornamental grasses: Where to grow them in your garden

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If you are moving house or need to change any of your contact details please call the Countryside Helpline on 0370 840 2030 so we can update your membership. Alternatively log in and change your details.

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