The NGO is supporting an informative game conference being held at Newton Rigg College in Cumbria on the 27th Feburary.

Newton Rigg College in Penrith is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its renowned Game Department and to commemorate the occasion it is holding an innovative game conference, which aims to help delegates keep up to date with the latest developments in all aspects of game management.

Sponsored by Marsdens Game Feeds, the conference is being held on Wednesday 27th February at Newton Rigg College, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria from 9.30 to 3.00 pm.  The format will be workshop based, with delegates selecting the topics that are of most value to their daily working lives.

Don Crutchfield from Marsdens Game Feeds and Chairman of the NGO Lancashire Committee is delighted with the format.  He said, “It is not always easy to keep up to date with the latest developments in our industry, so our conference aims to cover all the essentials needed to keep abreast of developments in best practice, legal matters, and topics ranging from trapping and snaring, and grouse disease, to reducing antibiotic use, and managing game cover.  Our speakers are all carefully chosen experts in their own particular fields and will offer lots of practical advice to those attending.”

The key note speaker at the conference is Tim Woodward from the Country Food Trust who will be speaking about making the most of game.  In addition, a choice of workshops will be run by experts from the NGO, BASC, and Bright Seeds, as well as firearms advice from Alan Barrel and David Frost.

The conference is free to attend with refreshments and lunch provided. To book your place, please telephone : 07818 403944 or email:


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For more information, please contact: Morag Walker on mobile 07736 124097 or email:

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