French connection at Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: Roussin Sheep expert, Michel Duguesne, who will be travelling from Normandy, France to judge the breed at the 2014 Royal Cornwall Show

11:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The sheep section at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show will have a distinctly French flavour thanks to a double celebration for the Roussin sheep section.

Best ever turn out for Lambing Fun Day

South West Farmer: Visitors watching ferret racing.

9:12am Monday 14th April 2014

On one of the warmest days so far, around 3,500 visitors attended Rodway Farm’s annual Lambing Fun Day, to see the working farm, meet new-born lambs, take tractor/trailer rides, falconry displays and ferret racing!

£90 million for centres of innovation - do pigs & poultry want their share?

South West Farmer: £90 million for centres of innovation - do pigs & poultry want their share?

3:32pm Friday 11th April 2014

The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, resilient and sustainable.

Crafty Catney Creates Regency Fayre

South West Farmer: Crafty Catney Creates Regency Fayre

3:19pm Friday 11th April 2014

Following the successful double launch of the Regency Fayre Craft & Vintage and Farmer’s Market in February and March respectively, the organisers are happy to announce dates throughout the year, helping to support local traders and engaging with the community on a deeper level Hosted at Plymouth’s luxurious Boringdon Hall and Organised by local events company DH Events, the Regency Fayre is a family orientated local market showcasing some of the finest products from around Devon, Cornwall & Somerset.

Join in the British Farming and Food celebrations!

South West Farmer: Join in the British Farming and Food celebrations!

11:26am Thursday 10th April 2014

On Sunday 8th June hundreds of farms are opening for the biggest date in the farming and food calendar - LEAF’s Open Farm Sunday.

Rising equestrian star announced as Britains Big Farm ambassador

South West Farmer: Rising equestrian star announced as Britains Big Farm ambassador

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Last autumn saw three year old Harry Edwards Brady, from Hatherleigh Devon, make headlines all over the UK as Britain’s youngest competitor in the prestigious riding event, the Horse of the Year Show.

Team Wakeham take on poultry judging

South West Farmer: Team Wakeham

10:03am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Three top judges from the same family will be taking on the poultry judging at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show - an unprecedented first for both the show and the family.

Manage forward grass growth to maximise yields and quality

South West Farmer: Machinery enthusiasts at the  Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show

3:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

Grass growth is well ahead of normal after the fifth warmest winter since records began. With temperatures averaging 5.2°C between December and March; 1.5°C above the UK average, it’s hardly surprising that many farmers are concerned about managing their grass, particularly as soils remain saturated following the wettest winter on record.

Look, no hands! Robotic milking display at the Dairy Show

South West Farmer: Look, no hands! Robotic milking display at the Dairy Show

11:50am Thursday 26th September 2013

Sales of robotic milkers are rocketing, with more and more farmers seeking to improve cow welfare and productivity, while cutting back on labour.

Dairy Show attracts cream of the crop

South West Farmer: Dairy Show attracts cream of the crop

2:30pm Thursday 5th September 2013

More than 250 dairy cattle from across the country will be competing for the prestigious interbreed championship at the Dairy Show in Somerset next month.

NFU vice president to visit Stithians Show

4:00pm Friday 12th July 2013

The vice president of the National Farmers’ Union is due to attend Stithians Show on Monday to hear first-hand from local farmers about the challenges they are facing.

Changes to Rural Payments appeals

4:10pm Friday 15th February 2013

The Rural Payments Agency has recently announced changes to its appeal and complaints process following a review.

Royal Bath and West Show celebrates its 150th anniversary

12:00pm Friday 15th February 2013

The Royal Bath and West Show will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with what promises to be an extra special event.

Devon farmer sees 600 per cent growth on business

8:00am Thursday 7th February 2013

A Devon farmer and cider-maker has grown his business by over 600 per cent since winning the John Neason Award at the 2010 Devon County Show, and says that the award played an important part in achieving his success.

17th year of supporting the countryside

4:00pm Saturday 26th January 2013

The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet will once again welcome the ever-popular Westcountry Game Fair on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.

Record breaking crowds for LAMMA 13

2:14pm Thursday 17th January 2013

The organisers of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (LAMMA) 13 say in spite of the inclement weather this year the event is on course to deliver a record breaking week.

Entries open for ploughing match

9:00am Sunday 19th August 2012

Entries are now open for this year’s charity ploughing match by Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers’ Club.

Rain fails to put off show-goers

8:00am Tuesday 14th August 2012

Despite torrential rain, a large crowd gathered at Ston Easton for the Annual Dorset Down Sheep Breeders Association Sale.

Devon lamb shearing event cancelled

3:14pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

Devon County Show’s annual Ewe and Lamb Shearing and Dog Trials event due to be held on August 12 at Sidbury, near Sidmouth, has fallen foul of this summer’s bad weather.

Totnes show takes place next weekend

8:40am Sunday 22nd July 2012

A real agricultural show celebrating all aspects of farming and rural life – that’s Totnes Show, on Sunday 29th July.

Beef expo is a success

South West Farmer: Beef expo is a success

12:10pm Sunday 15th July 2012

Farmers from across the South West were celebrating successes at the 2012 Beef Expo at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern last month.

Honiton show enjoys 'unique atmosphere'

8:40am Saturday 14th July 2012

The 122nd Honiton Agricultural Show takes place on Thursday 2nd August 2012.

Traditional family show continues to entertain

8:40am Tuesday 10th July 2012

The Cornwood Agricultural and Horticultural Society Summer Show has been in existence for more than 100 years and still remains a traditional family day out.

Show is a 'great day out' for all

11:50am Sunday 8th July 2012

A great day out for everyone, is one of the ways of describing Stithians Show.

Testing day at show ground

10:06am Wednesday 4th July 2012

Tractors, mowers, tedders, balers and trailers will be put through their paces at the Mid Devon Show Ground next week

National UK Solutions Roadshow – Reduce your production costs by 2.5p p/litre

8:50am Saturday 16th June 2012

Keenan’s are sponsoring a national roadshow with the aim of providing practical solutions to farmers to the current issues of reducing milk price and increased production costs

Royal Cornwall Show a success despite wild weather

South West Farmer: Royal Cornwall Show a success despite wild weather

10:43am Wednesday 13th June 2012

DESPITE a ten per cent drop in visitor numbers, organisers have hailed the Royal Cornwall Show 2012 a success.

Show a success despite drop in visitor numbers

South West Farmer: Show a success despite drop in visitor numbers

12:33pm Monday 11th June 2012

Despite a 10 per cent drop in visitor numbers, organisers have hailed the Royal Cornwall Show 2012 a success.

Royal Cornwall Show heads into second day

South West Farmer: Royal Cornwall Show heads into second day

9:14am Friday 8th June 2012

The 2012 Royal Cornwall Show swings into its second day of action today.

The Big Cheeses march on

South West Farmer: The Big Cheeses march on

1:20pm Thursday 7th June 2012

Philip Rainbow and Anita Robinson teamed up seven years ago to produce their own cheese and formed the Somerset Cheese Company near Shepton Mallet.

Duchess of Cornwall to visit Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: Duchess of Cornwall to visit Royal Cornwall Show

9:32am Thursday 24th May 2012

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Royal Cornwall Show on the opening day, Thursday June 7.

Devon comes out to party at the Devon County Show!

8:00am Wednesday 23rd May 2012

The 2012 Devon County Show lived up to its billing as the biggest party in Devon with one of the biggest crowds in modern times enjoying the celebratory atmosphere of a region welcoming the Olympic torch and preparing for HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Record sheep entry and a royal ‘thank you’

South West Farmer: Nancekivell

8:00am Saturday 19th May 2012

For the third consecutive year, sheep entries have set a record at the Royal Cornwall Show.

New trophies on offer

South West Farmer: Mary Andrew has ‘always been involved with the Royal Cornwall Show’

1:00pm Tuesday 15th May 2012

Two new trophies, revised young handler classes and the positive effects of last year’s record entry combine to generate an air of expectancy in the Royal Cornwall Show’s (June 7-9) sheep section.

Law firm shows commitment

South West Farmer: Philip Wolfgang with Bacchus the Bull, owned by Mr and Mrs Horsman

12:00pm Saturday 12th May 2012

Award-winning regional law firm Michelmores has announced its sponsorship of the South Devon cattle Section in this year’s Devon County Show.

Creating a buzz at the County Show

3:00pm Thursday 10th May 2012

The greatest concentration of livestock at this year’s Devon County Show on May 17-19 at Westpoint, Exeter will be found not in the cattle lines, nor housed in the greatest number ever of sheep pens, but in the bees and honey marquee.

Getting ready at the Showground

3:00pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

The Devon County Showground is a hive of activity for the next few weeks as organisers prepare for the annual, three-day extravaganza on May 17-19.

Country crafts and skills on display

South West Farmer: Country crafts and skills on display

8:00am Tuesday 1st May 2012

There’s more to making a stick than meets the eye. And people visiting the West Country Arts, Crafts and Design Marquee at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show on June 7-9 will be able to find out why.

Food focus at fair and rare breeds show

12:00pm Monday 30th April 2012

The Sherborne Castle Country Fair and Rare Breeds Show on Monday, June 4 will have a spectacular foody focus this year with a wonderful selection on offer.

Spaces already scarce for spectacular North Devon Show

8:00am Tuesday 24th April 2012

The planning of this year’s North Devon Show is well underway with some spaces already very scarce.

Main ring to be a hive of activity at 122nd Honiton show

9:00am Sunday 22nd April 2012

The 122nd Honiton Agricultural Show takes place on Thursday, August 2.

Royal Canadian Mounted Pole the star attraction of county show

8:00am Friday 20th April 2012

The magnificent Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the star attraction at this year’s Devon County Show on May 17 to 19.

Exeter lawyers announce County Show Sponsorship

South West Farmer: Bacchus the bull

12:39pm Wednesday 18th April 2012

Award winning regional law firm Michelmores has announced its sponsorship of the South Devon cattle Section in this years Devon County Show.

Showcasing grassland machinery and processes from seed to feed

8:00am Tuesday 17th April 2012

Grassland UK will take place on Thursday, May 10, in Somerset. The eagerly anticipated triennial event will showcase grassland machinery and processes from seed to feed.

Grassland UK to be held in May

9:00am Sunday 8th April 2012

Grassland UK will take place on Thursday May 10 in Somerset.

Adrenaline tour at Wye Valley show

8:00am Wednesday 28th March 2012

Set in the heart of the Wye Valley, the Monmouthshire Show provides a fantastic day out for all the family.

Rare breeds at Sherborne Fair

8:00am Tuesday 27th March 2012

Nowadays there is much support for conservation of the countryside and for landowners and gardeners to work for biodiversity – birds, butterflies, wildflowers, native mammals.

South West curtain-raiser for showgoers

3:00pm Monday 26th March 2012

The Devon County Show held on May 15 to 17 at Westpoint, Exeter is the great curtain-raiser for the agricultural showing season in the South West.

Royal Welsh gears up for festival

8:00am Monday 26th March 2012

Visitors including gardeners, smallholders, and farmers from across Wales and further afield are expected to flock to this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival over the weekend of May 19-20.

Showcase for region’s finest

9:00am Wednesday 21st March 2012

Totnes and District Show will be held this year on Sunday, July 29, again at Great Court Farm, Berry Pomeroy.








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