Farming Today by Kevin Prince

Additive to Feed may be a Methane Solution

Adkin’s Agency Directory, Kevin Prince, writes regularly for the Hampshire Chronicle, Andover Advertiser, Basingstoke Gazette and the Newbury Weekly News.  With Climate Change being at the forefront of world news, his latest article on focuses on one of the measures being considered by the farming industry to help reduce emissions from cattle.

October farm blog Andover Advertiser 07.10.22

Annual Hay & Straw Sale – Tuesday 10th January 2023 – Live & Online

The former Adkin Annual Hay and Straw Sale is now conducted by Thimbleby & Shorland of Reading.

The next Live and Online sale will be held on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

Entries to be included in the catalogue need to be submitted to Thimbleby & Shorland by Friday 9th December 2022.


The Entry Form and details of Bale Sizes can be downloaded here:

Bale sizes   Entry Form 2023

Please return completed forms directly to Chris Boreham or Truman Hunt, at Thimbleby & Shorland, 31 Great Knollys Street, Reading, RG1 7HU, or by email to  or

For further information please telephone:

0118 950 8611 (Office) or 07760 854333 (Chris) or 07795 402890 (Truman)

Graduate Assistant Surveyor required to join the Adkin Team

Adkin are seeking an Assistant Surveyor at graduate level to join their highly respected firm based near Wantage, Oxfordshire. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the ambition and talent to play a key role in the future of our business. You will be offered excellent bespoke training for your APC and CAAV assessments and will gain varied on-the-job experience working as part of our team. You will quickly be given plenty of responsibility for looking after our client’s needs.
The business provides professional advice and services to a wide range of predominantly private clients throughout Southern England. Working alongside the Directors, the role will involve;

• Estate, Residential, Commercial & Farm Management
• Agency Sales and Lettings
• Landlord and Tenant
• Valuations
• Renewable Schemes
• Environmental and other Grant Schemes

A successful candidate will usually have completed a degree course approved by the RICS; however, we will also consider applications from graduates of other subjects on the understanding that they may have to undertake further study to “convert” their degrees. Alongside full training, a competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

We are looking at those who can commence employment from September 2023 but will also consider those who are able to start earlier.

Please send applications by email with a covering letter and your CV to: Mrs Emily Ham MRICS FAAV

If you wish to call to discuss the position in the first instance, please contact Emily on (01235) 862 888 or by the email address above.

All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence. Closing date for applications: Monday 21st November 2022. 

First interviews to be held during the week commencing 28th November 2022

Second interviews to be held during the week commencing 12th December 2022

Julian Sayers – Final Marathon Run!

I woke up on Sunday morning to find the previous day’s weather forecast was completely wrong.  The sun was shining as I walked to Greenwich Park which lifted my spirits as the London Marathon beckoned.  I had set myself a realistic time for completing the course, given that it was nearly 10 years since I ran my last marathon, and I was therefore somewhat older!  However, I was determined to cross the line in under 5 hours 30 minutes which I achieved with 7 minutes to spare despite a degree of cramp setting in between miles 19 and 23.

The crowds were amazing and the largest I have ever seen along the entire route.  I met up with a number of the other 300 runners raising money for Alzheimer’s Research along the way and managed to pass 4 of the rhinos!

A huge thank you to each of my sponsors for your support which was greatly appreciated and made my final marathon all the more rewarding.  To run for Alzheimer’s Research in memory of my mother was a great privilege. Thus far including the Gift Aid, which the Charity can reclaim, I have raised over £9,500 for this amazing organisation.  The work being undertaken is invaluable for reasons which are all too well known and hopefully this contribution will help to bring relief to those suffering from the disease in the future.

Thank you once again for helping to make the London Marathon on 2nd October 2022 a day which I will never forget.