Frampton Fair welcomes world famous display team

South West Farmer:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Organisers of the 29th Frampton Country Fair are promising another bumper show which takes place on Sunday September 14. The normally quiet village of Frampton on Severn is expected to play host to over 12,000 visitors.

Fun-packed day out at the Cornwall and Devon Countryman's Fair

South West Farmer: Bubble trouble: Youngsters enjoy water zorbing.

7:00am Monday 30th June 2014

The Cornwall and Devon Countryman’s Fair, will once again be held at its stunning venue of Werrington Park, Launceston on Sunday August 3 2014. Gates will open at 9.30am, for a fun-packed family day out.

Auction raises £13,000 for The Prince's Countryside Fund

South West Farmer: The auction at Cereals 2014 raised £13,000 for The Princes Countryside Fund

4:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

£13,000 was raised for The Prince’s Countryside Fund at an auction held at Cereals 2014 on Wednesday June 11. Three lots were auctioned, each donated by the manufacturer.

Cereals cements its position as the UK’s leading arable event

South West Farmer: Cereals 2014 was declared a success

1:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

Almost 25,000 people attended this year’s sun-drenched Cereals event to catch up with the latest technical advances, machinery innovations and business advice.

World champion wool handler celebrates double success at Bath & West Show

South West Farmer: Hilary Bond (left) receives her trophy from Golden Shears president Philip Morrison

12:00pm Sunday 15th June 2014

A woman who became the first ever English winner of the World Wool Handling Championships has gone on to win at the Royal Bath & West Show just one week later.

Royal approval for Farm safety game

South West Farmer: The Countess of Wessex tried the "Keep Clive Alive" game

2:40pm Friday 13th June 2014

NFU Mutual’s new “Keep Clive Alive” interactive farm safety game got the royal seal of approval when Sophie, Countess of Wessex tried her hand at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Royal Cornwall Show declared a success

South West Farmer: HRH The Duchess of Wessex presenting the Duke of Cornwall's Farm Diversification Award to Tim Blackshire

10:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

The 2014 Royal Cornwall Show was another big success, despite foreboding weather warnings that preceded the event. Held at the Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week, 116,721 people attended the event.

Sun shines on final day of the Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: Cattle breeds on display at The Royal Cornwall Show

9:10pm Saturday 7th June 2014

The sun was shining for the final day of the Royal Cornwall Show which saw an excellent turnout to enjoy the huge range of events on offer.

Another action-packed day ends at the Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: Another action-packed day ends at the Royal Cornwall Show

8:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

The Grand Parade of prize winning cattle, sheep and goats was a highlight of the second day of the Royal Cornwall Show with a stunning display of the best of the best.

Perfect weather for today's Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: The Countess of Wessex met a Little Owl at yesterday's show

The second day of the county's biggest annual event promises to be warm and dry making it perfect weather to visit the Royal Cornwall Show.

Royal Cornwall Show opens its doors

South West Farmer: The RAF Falcons parachute display team are on show today

9:40am Thursday 5th June 2014

The Royal Cornwall Show has officially opened this morning. The three-day event at the Wadebridge Showground will be attended today and tomorrow by HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Devon County Show offers partial refunds to trade stand holders

South West Farmer: Trade stand holders are being offered a partial refund

9:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

The Devon County Show is offering trade stand holders a 25 per cent refund on their stand fees after it was forced to abandon the third day.

Watch Out! for illegal pesticides at Cereals 2014

South West Farmer: Keep an eye out for the Watch Out! logo at Cereals 2014

2:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Attendees at this year’s Cereals event are being encouraged to keep their eyes open for the Watch Out! for illegal pesticides campaign logo.

Devon County Show organisers face half-million cancellation payout

South West Farmer: Devon County Show organisers face half-million cancellation payout

4:49pm Friday 30th May 2014

The organisers of the Devon County Show have been left £500,000 out of pocket after they cancelled the final day without having wet weather insurance.

Youth to the fore in Devon Farm Business Awards

South West Farmer: Lifetime Award

1:01pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Representatives from all aspects of Devon’s huge farming industry came together at the Devon County Showground at Westpoint last night, for the presentation of the first Devon Farm Business Awards in what was a celebration of farming excellence, with younger farmers strongly to the fore.

Devon County Show gets under way

South West Farmer: Devon County Show gets under way

10:03am Thursday 22nd May 2014

STRONG, healthy, resilient communities are the theme for Devon County Council’s county show marquee this year with a host of activities and information for all ages.

Warning of heavy traffic for Devon County Show

South West Farmer: JAM TODAY: Traffic on the A64 at Bilborough

12:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

Road users are advised that the area around Junctions 29 and 31 of the M5 is expected to be especially busy during this year’s Devon County Show at Westpoint.

HRH The Countess of Wessex set for two-day Royal Cornwall Show visit

South West Farmer: The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Dorset

3:10pm Monday 19th May 2014

This year’s Royal Cornwall Show will have double the Royal flavour with news that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will make a two day visit to the event which takes place on June 5,6 and 7 at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, near Wadebridge.

Achieve your dream with the Welsh Food and Drink Skills Project

5:31pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Are you someone who has always dreamed of starting your own food business but not sure how to go about it? Help is on hand thanks to the Welsh Food and Drink Skills Project.

Pig & Poultry fair sees optimism at continued growth

South West Farmer: Pig & Poultry fair sees optimism at continued growth

3:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

As the British Pig & Poultry Fair came to a close it reflected overriding industry optimism about the future as a result of continued growth across the sectors.

Building work started on the 119th Devon County Show

South West Farmer: Building work is a mammoth task   Photo:Richard Austin

8:56am Monday 12th May 2014

Work has started to build the 119th Devon County Show

Royal Bath and West Show to make sheep shearing history

South West Farmer: Royal Bath and West Show to make sheep shearing history

3:21pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Sheep shearing history at Royal Bath & West Show Sheep shearing history will be made at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show, with the winner of the inaugural event returning to cheer on the 50th Golden Shears Open champion.

Volunteers get to work on Devon County Show

South West Farmer: Freestyle motocross team to soar at this year's Royal Cornwall Show

9:04am Monday 28th April 2014

It all starts with a 100m tape, paper plan, old roadside boards cut up into 8” squares, bags of 6” nails, a hammer, marker pen, two energetic men and the passion and determination of the many volunteers who are involved with putting on the Devon County Show.

Extreme motorcycle action guaranteed for Royal Cornwall Show

South West Farmer: The Bolddog Lings return to entertain at the 2014 Royal Cornwall Show.

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

As the weather begins to warm up at this time of year, so does the news of the headline main ring acts due to thrill the crowds at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.

French connection at the Royal Cornwall Show

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

11:53am Thursday 24th 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.

25 facts to celebrate 25 years of the The Devon County Agricultural Association at Westpoint

South West Farmer: Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk

4:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Devon County Agricultural Association, organisers of the Devon County Show, the county’s largest annual event, is gearing up for a double celebration this year.

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.








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