Nigel and Anna Gribble took home the Beef Farmer of the Year prize at the 2018 South West Farmer Awards.

The award recognises the skills of a beef armer who has a clear and progressive business plan and has in place programmes and policies for the management of healthy livestock for breeding, rearing and finishing, coupled with a strong grassland and forage management strategy.

The business will also demonstrate a well-defined marketing approach, with added value a key component clearly evident.

The use of professional advice and services should also be obvious.

At the time of winning, Uphill Farm had 90 cows over 200 acres, 200 in total with younger stock, with 65% of cows calved within six weeks.

Post-Brexit, they intend to base the herd entirely on stabiliser cows and may also sell pedigree heifers and bulls long term.

The aim is for the stabiliser breed to be viable without subsidy.

All of this led the judges to crown them winners.

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