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Welcome to
The Game

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The Game Farmers' Association (GFA) is a trade organisation dedicated to the production of quality gamebirds for the UK shooting industry.

Many shoots in Britain rely on hand-reared gamebirds, released into the countryside during the summer to supplement the wild stocks before the winter shooting season begins. Good game farming ensures that these birds, mostly pheasant and partridge, are strong, fit and ready for the natural environment in which they will live.

Most game farmers in Britain are members of the GFA and the Association represents their interests, as well as encouraging everyone who rears game to follow high standards.

Some of our most important work has been to secure near-identical yet practical Game Rearing Codes for England, Scotland and Wales. These ensure that game farming is officially recognised by Government and is always carried out to a high welfare standard, backed by the force of law.

Latest News & Information

Covid Safe Shooting and Gathering Limits

After substantial work by the Game Farmers’ Association and other organisations, the Government announced on 14th September exemptions to the rule of six for England which cover shooti ... read more

Shooting organisations face up to gamebird release legal threat

BASC, the Countryside Alliance, the Game Farmers’ Association and the National Gamekeepers Organisation are joining the government in defending a judicial review against the release of gamebirds ... read more

Shoot Liaison Committee Covid Restrictions Letter

The Game Farmers' Association, along with BASC, Countryside Alliance, GWCT, Moorland Association, the NGO and the BGA, have sent a joint letter to Ministers highlighting the significant importance and ... read more