Two Herefordshire farmers take on the banks

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11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO Herefordshire farmers are among 2,000 business owners set on ‘bullying the banks’ to give small companies a better deal.

County MP joins campaign to protect bees

Hereford Times: Bill Wiggin MP supports the Bee Cause campaign at the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham, September 2014. (11617204)

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE MP has added his support to a campaign to better protect the country's bees.

Brewing giant will back orchards initiative in county

Hereford Times: Core products: New orchards are to be planted.

11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE is one of the key locations to benefit from a major new project, which will see the creation and restoration of over a hundred orchards across Britain.

Kington Museum puts call out for farming gear from yesteryear

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11:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PIKLES, hoes and flails - an appeal for old farm tools at Kington could yield an assortment of weird and once wonderful pieces of antiquity.

Sun shines for annual ploughing match

Hereford Times:

11:25am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE sun came out for the annual ploughing match organised by the Trumpet and District Agricultural Society .

Weobley and District Agricultural Improvement Society Results

Hereford Times: Among the winners were (from left) Lee Thomas, George Scudamore, George Allen, Phil Jones, Derek Needham, Ted Richards, Mark Nixon, Mike Holloway, Norman Allen and Andrew Pomeroy.

6:02am Friday 17th October 2014

The results from the Weobley and District Agricultural Improvement Society Results have now been released.

Renewables will 'put back poultry margins where they should be' says Herefordshire farmer

Hereford Times: Andrew Davies from Aberhall Farm near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. (9103143)

11:38am Thursday 16th October 2014

RENEWABLES could help feather the nests of Herefordshire broiler producers looking to fund new poultry sheds in response to growth from poultry giant, Cargill.

Shobdon farming business to move to Devon

Hereford Times: Sheep eating out of a Zintec Agri tub

2:51pm Monday 13th October 2014

A SHOBDON animal nutrition business is relocating to Devon following an increase in sales.

Graduates join farming support company

Hereford Times: Grace Jackson has joined the Cross Compliance Solutions team.

11:11am Friday 10th October 2014

TWO more graduates have been appointed to the expanding Cross Compliance Solutions (CXCS) team, bringing the number of people working for the company to 25.

New Herefordshire cider maker "bottling the essence of summer".

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Bromsberrow Estate Project Manager, Michelle Atkins with Cider Maker, Chris Atkins with bottles of their Ragged Stone Cider made on the estate (10435973)

12:07pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A NEW cider and perry manufacturer is already clocking up the awards, - during the brewer's very first year on the scene.

Wormside ploughing match enjoys perfect conditions

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12:11pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The annual Wormside Ploughing Match was this year held at Bridge Sollars .

County growers expect vintage year

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10:29am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT could be another "vintage" year at Bodenham's Broadfield Court where the grape harvest is underway a fortnight before it should be.

New Herefordshire Pomona receives warm welcome

Hereford Times: From left apple historian James Crowden, Woolhope Club chair Jean O'Donnell, Joe Whitlock-Blundell from the Folio Society, and Major Patrick Darling.

10:28am Tuesday 7th October 2014

WHILE the county enjoys the apple harvest, interest has been revived in the Herefordshire Pomona, a unique and rare Victorian encyclopaedia of apples and pears.

Farming short

1:46pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE 2014 Parish Hedging Competition will be held at The Grove Farm, Suckley Road, Knightwick, Whitbourne, on Saturday, October 4.

County farmers get set for ploughing match

Hereford Times: Weobley Ploughing Match September 2014

11:27am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MEMBERS from 16 Young Farmers clubs throughout Herefordshire are hoping for a fine day of competition on Sunday at the annual county ploughing match.

Appeal for Herefordshire hedgelayers to compete in national champs

Hereford Times: Image of layered hedge in spring, by countryside farm field (10149067)

1:45pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE hedge-layers will be out to defend the county’s reputation at next month’s National Hedge Laying Championships.

Entries shine at Wye Valley Show

Hereford Times: Esther and Henry Rudge, judges from Ballingham Court Farm; Lucie Taylor, CLAS; Farming Awards Judge David Price; Wye Valley AONB Officer Andrew Blake, Lyndon and Maria Edwards; and Susan and John Childs.

10:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

THIS year's farming awards for the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which includes Herefordshire, was a closely fought competition.

Top shearers to cut it at Kington Show

Hereford Times:

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THIS year’s Kington Show is expected to attract the top sheep shearers from the UK and overseas, for a high-profile competition that is being billed as a “fast and furious spectacle”.

County's beef and lamb producers invited to join flourishing group

Hereford Times: Demand for pasture-fed meat is strong, but we need more farmer suppliers, says Russ Carrington.. (8226290)

12:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE region’s beef and lamb producers are being called on to join a flourishing pasture-fed producer group.

Serious crash at Canon Pyon - vehicle catches fire

Hereford Times:

9:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after sustaining burns following a serious crash at Canon Pyon this morning.

Herefordshire Country Fair set to celebrate county's rural culture

Hereford Times:

11:45am Friday 1st August 2014

A CELEBRATION of all that is great about the county’s country life is to go on show this weekend.

County bull's semen sells for five figure sum

Hereford Times: A five figure sum has been paid for a shipment of semen taken from sixteen-month-old Hereford sire Haven Kingpin.

4:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FIVE figure sum has been paid for a shipment of semen taken from sixteen-month-old Hereford sire Haven Kingpin.

Farmer wins eight year fight for polytunnels

Hereford Times: An eight year polytunnel battle has ended in victory for a Herefordshire fruit grower.

4:12pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE fruit grower whose family have farmed in the county for generations has won an eight year polytunnel planning battle.

Liver fluke becoming resistant to wormers

Hereford Times:

12:27pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FARMER-led field lab is combining experience in the field with the application of science in a war against liver fluke.

Tackling sheep scab a priority at show event

Hereford Times:

12:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ACTION to tackle the costly problem of sheep scab will be discussed during a programme of seminars at the NSA Sheep Event at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern this month.

Thousands expected to flock to Eastnor Castle Country Show

Hereford Times: Isabella Owen, five, learning to fly a harris hawk.

11:30am Monday 7th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to Eastnor Castle this weekend for a country show.

Arable farming event near Ross-on-Wye

Hereford Times: The 14-year-old girl was playing on fields near to St James’ C of E Primary School, in Oozebooth Terrace

12:36pm Friday 27th June 2014

ARABLE farmers are being invited to learn about how to build a resilient industry at a farm near Ross-on-Wye next week.

Herefordshire farmers clubs gear up for a big 70th anniversary

Hereford Times: Alex Lawrence, of Allensmore YFC, is seen sheep shearing at the county rally.

3:05pm Thursday 12th June 2014

PLANS are in place to celebrate the last 70 years of young farmers clubs in Herefordshire.

Planning gets underway for Newent Onion Fayre

Hereford Times: The Newent Onion Fayre committee, including mascot OnionEd, discuss ideas for 2014’s fayre.

3:48pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE planning for Newent Onion Fayre 2014 is well underway and big ideas are in the pipeline.

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival hailed the best yet

Hereford Times: (From left) Bromyard Mayoress Mary Seldon and Mayor Alan Seldon take a look at an entry from Charlene Johnson based on the World Wide Web.Photo: James Maggs. (6946567)

3:45pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THIS year's Bromyard Scarecrow Festival has been hailed "the best yet" by one of the festival's organisers.

Stewardship exception to double funding rule

Hereford Times: Jon Birchall is urging farmers to be hatching a plan of how to crop most effectively and to take professional advice.

3:43pm Thursday 12th June 2014

COUNTY farmers in Entry Level Stewardship Schemes are being urged to check when they signed into it – as it could have an impact on future Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims.

County entrants will feature in rural crime awards

3:37pm Thursday 12th June 2014

RURAL insurer NFU Mutual has announced the return of its annual country crime fighters awards.

Boost for region's pork producers with as global demand soars

Hereford Times: Boost for region's pork producers with as global demand soars

5:07pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

PIG farmers in the Marches will be heartened by the latest EBLEX pork export figures which reveal a new record for the United Kingdom.

Champion pen at Kington show and sale

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12:22pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Kington Market held their show and sale of spring lambs on May 29.

Herefordshire farm of 'outstanding beauty' opens its gates

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4:44pm Monday 2nd June 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE’S award-winning Home Farm – 2013’s Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – will open its gates to the public on Sunday (June 8) as part of Open Farm Sunday.

Tractor enthusiasts enjoy Eardisley road run

Hereford Times: Alan Bayliss, Steven Whittall, Mark Wilkins, and Stephen Newman organised the tractor run. Pictures by Alison Wozencroft.

4:45pm Thursday 29th May 2014

TRACTOR enthusiasts have enjoyed a road run around Eardisley.

Herefordshire farming reports May 5-12.

1:04pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Monmouthshire Market, May 5 and May 7

Herefordshire cider that's big over in the Big Apple

Hereford Times: Westons Cider is celebrating after winning English cider producer of the year in the New York International Beer Competition.

1:45pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE cider producer has created a big impression in the Big Apple.

Herefordshire farmer is one of the stars in a new Westons advertising campaign

Hereford Times: Jamie Cullum gets inspired by the Herefordshire inspired stage.

12:07pm Monday 19th May 2014

A FARMER from near Ledbury is one of the stars of a new advertising campaign specially designed for Westons Cider.

Hay Festival will look at farming and food issues

Hereford Times: Book lovers ready for Hay Festival

11:56am Monday 19th May 2014

THE Hay Festival will begin with a day focusing on farming and making the literature site more sustainable.

Herefordshire MP focusses on farm safety

Hereford Times: Bill Wiggin has raised concerns over agricultural safety with the HSE.

11:32am Monday 19th May 2014

BILL Wiggin MP has met with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following his concerns over the dangers posed by agriculture.

Young Herefordians ready to carve out an opening in forestry after completing Prince's Trust course

Hereford Times: The group after completing the course.

1:07pm Thursday 1st May 2014

EIGHT young people have completed The Prince’s Trust five-week Get into Woodlands programme.

This pretty pair are appearing as guests at Presteigne Farmers Market

Hereford Times: These cuties will be popular with youngsters.

12:58pm Thursday 1st May 2014

TWO special guests will be attending a farmers’ market on Saturday.

Big Apple's Celebration of Orchards will take place in Putley and Aylton

Hereford Times: Big Apple's Celebration of Orchards will take place in Putley and Aylton

12:54pm Thursday 1st May 2014

THE Big Apple is hosting a special event for May. The Blossomtime: A Celebration of Orchards event will take place on Sunday (May 4) and Monday (May 5) at Putley and Aylton.

Herefordshire farriers and blacksmiths show off skills at Rural Craft Centre's national Shoeing and Shoemaking Competition

Hereford Times: Ryan McDonald hard at work.

12:39pm Thursday 1st May 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE and Ludlow College specialist the Rural Craft Centre has hosted its national Shoeing and Shoemaking competition, attracting more than 150 farriers and blacksmiths from across the UK to its Holme Lacy Campus.

Herefordshire sheep farmer is student of the month

Hereford Times: Ali Pudge at work.

4:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SHEEP farmer from Woolhope has been named as her university's student of the month in recognition of her contribution to the family business - Pudge's Lamb.

Garth Lawson walk, around Stoke Prior and the Lugg Village

Hereford Times: The seventeenth century bridge over the Lugg at Eaton Hall.

1:24pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Lugg used to be larger than its tributary, the River Wye.

Details for the Malvern Spring Show

12:01pm Sunday 16th March 2014

THE Three Counties Agricultural Society has unveiled plans for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2014.

No kidding - goat is the meat for success

Hereford Times: Goat Monty is led by Aimee's cousin Alis Barker.

8:12am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THERE has been no stopping two Herefordshire farmers establishing themselves in the goat meat industry.

Garth Lawson walk, taking in many of the localtions linked to one of Hereford's most famous residents - Sir Edward Elgar

Hereford Times: Sir Edward Elgar in 1933

10:45am Monday 3rd March 2014

THIS week our walking correspondent treats readers to a trip taking in many of the locations linked to one of Hereford's most famous residents – Sir Edward Elgar. Garth has also tracked down the last person alive to have sung under the baton of Edward Elgar some 80 years ago.



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