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

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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.

Eating while you're driving is almost as bad as using the phone says charity

Hereford Times: The advice is don't eat at the wheel...

12:58pm Thursday 27th February 2014

DRIVERS are being urged to take a break and enjoy their food away from their vehicles as road safety charity Brake and Direct Line reveals more than six in 10 (62%) have eaten at the wheel in the past year. Three in 10 (29%) unwrapped food themselves at the wheel — a telling symptom of busy lifestyles putting lives at risk.

Herefordshire residents should sign up to countryside charter

Hereford Times: Herefordshire residents should sign up to countryside charter

7:15pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE CPRE is calling for county residents to sign up to the Countryside Charter It says as the evidence mounts that Government planning reforms are not working the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has launched a three point charter to ‘Save our Countryside’.

It's a good time for county farmers to develop their land

Hereford Times: Ben Corbett - now's the time to release sites for development.

7:12pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A HEREFORDSHIRE chartered surveyor says it is a good time for farmers and property owners in the county to source and release sites for development.

Herefordshire farmers fear for their livelihoods as fields remain under water

Hereford Times: John Bishop, of Cummins Farm, Colwall.

10:48am Monday 10th February 2014

FARMERS are concerned about the impact further Herefordshire flooding may have on their livelihoods, calling it a big issue of the future.

Three Counties Showground to host monster tractor show

Hereford Times: A tractor display at Usk Show

12:55pm Monday 10th February 2014

IT LOOKS set to be an incredible year for enthusiasts of tractors, vintage vehicles and classic cars.

Garth Lawson's walk around Walford, Herefordshire

Hereford Times: Around Walford. 3¼ mile easy walk. Mostly flat and low-lying. 8 or 9 stiles. View to Goodrich Castle. Map: OL 14, Wye Valley & Forest of Dean. Public Transport: Bus Nos. 34 and 35 call at Walford church.

12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

GOODRICH Ferry was once a main thoroughfare between England and the Welsh Marches. The an - cient road between Ross and Monmouth, dating at least from Roman times, crossed the Wye immedi - ately below Goodrich Castle.

Prize Hereford bull sold

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

2:02pm Thursday 30th January 2014

“ONE in a million” bull Sky 1 Korker has become the first animal to be sold from Hereford breeders Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley’s 2011 Sky High herd.

"An intoxicating neighbourhood".

8:01am Friday 29th November 2013

WELLINGTON Heath is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. But in less enlightened times, the neighbourhood was labelled “Hell on Earth”. Many of the men working on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal and the Ledbury Railway Viaduct lived rough in the village and it gained a formidable reputation for drunkenness and fighting.

Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day takes place at Three Counties Hotel

12:42pm Friday 15th November 2013

SPEAK to a farmer and he or she will tell you that one of the main challenges for the business today is dealing with all the paperwork required by the regulatory bodies governing British Agriculture. How is it possible, they may well ask, to keep up with it all and take the business forward at the same time?

Equestrian, the Horse Trust has been celebrating its links with the professional body at the BVNA’s annual congress in Telford this month

Hereford Times: Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

8:00am Friday 1st November 2013

THE Horse Trust – the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s (BVNA) nominated charity of the year for 2013 – has been celebrating its links with the professional body at the BVNA’s annual congress in Telford this month.

Garth Lawson walk, Old Radnor and Hunter Hill

Hereford Times: Garth Lawson walk, Old Radnor and Hunter Hill

8:00am Friday 1st November 2013

WHEN Sir George Cornewall-Lewis had a traffic cone on his head, the people of Hereford seemed to take a bit more notice of him.

Equestrian, The Horse Trust welcomes tighter horse movement rules

Hereford Times: Equestrian, The Horse Trust sponsorship scheme, supports retired and rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at Home of Rest

8:00am Friday 18th October 2013

THE Horse Trust has welcomed proposals to tighten horse movement rules between Britain, Ireland and France following the horse meat scandal in Europe.

Herefordshire Farming News: Hop growing workshop to take place in Stoke Lacy

Hereford Times: Hops at Yorkshire Hops

9:20am Thursday 17th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE hop growers will attend a workshop to look at production costs and sector profitability.

Big Apple celebrates Herefordshire's horticultural heritage

Hereford Times: Bill Bradshaw co-author of World’s Best Cider: From Somerset to Seattle with volunteer supporter David Hewitt.

12:03pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE's horticultural heritage was celebrated in style despite Sunday's wet weather. A steady stream of visitors attended the 25th anniversary Big Apple event.

Herefordshire Farming News: County hosts British National Ploughing Championships

Hereford Times: John Milnes competing in the Oat Seed Furrow Ploughing - Tractors class on a Massey Ferguson 35 at the 63rd British National Ploughing Championships at Llanwarne.

11:46am Tuesday 15th October 2013

PLOUGHING enthusiasts from across the country converged on Herefordshire, which had the privilege of hosting the British National Ploughing Championships, at the weekend.



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