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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Herefordshire Farming News: County farmer says axing of SAWS scheme will cause long term damage to horticulture

10:05am Monday 14th October 2013

THE Government’s decision to axe the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme (SAWS) will cause long-term damage to the horticulture sector - that's the view of Herefordshire farmer Anthony Snell.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs

Hereford Times: From left to right are Zoe Scott (Kington YFC); George Goring (Golden Valley YFC); and Megan Watkins (Craswall YFC) with their winning display of cookery.

2:43pm Friday 11th October 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE members of the young farmers went on to compete in the national cookery finals hosted by the Three Counties Agricultural Society at the Malvern Autumn Show. The cookery final saw Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Young Farmers fly the flag for floristry

Hereford Times: Fay Thomas of Eardisley YFC with her winning exhibit.

2:26pm Friday 11th October 2013

A RESPECTED figure in the world of professional floristry claims Young Farmers are flying the flag for competitions in floral arts after more than 100 members entered the Young Farmers national finals at the Malvern Autumn Show.

Herefordshire Farming News: British National Ploughing Championship coming to the county

12:05pm Monday 7th October 2013

THE British National Ploughing Championships is back in Herefordshire at the weekend for the first time since 1986.

Herefordshire sheep farmer commended by Farmers Weekly magazine

3:13pm Friday 4th October 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE farmer has been commended by a national magazine for his work with sheep.

Leominster gets fruity with annual apple fair

Hereford Times: TOP CROP: Apples can be pickled

3:22pm Friday 4th October 2013

LEOMINSTER is in for a “fruity gourmet experience” with the town’s annual Apple Fair and first Apple Week taking place this month. The Apple Fair will be held at the Priory Church on October 19.

Herefordshire Farming News: Twenty volunteers to help run The Big Apple

Hereford Times: Volunteers for the Big Apple event are (left to right, from the back) Bob Quant, Mary Fielding, David Hewitt, Gill Swaithes, Alison Quant, Emma Putnam, and Irene Skellam.

1:04pm Friday 4th October 2013

TWENTY volunteers will be helping with the Big Apple weekend in and around Much Marcle on October 12 and 13.

Tributes to 'lovely, charming man' Richard Arrowsmith

Hereford Times: Richard Arrowsmith.

6:00am Friday 4th October 2013

RICHARD Arrowsmith, from Union Street, was found near the Old Bridge following a missing person search.

Colwall Apple Day celebrates Herefordshire's fruit heritage

Hereford Times: Colwall Apple Day will take place at Colwall Cricket Ground on Saturday October 12.

4:40pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

FRUIT at the core of the Herefordshire's heritage will be celebrated at a dedicated day. Colwall Apple Day will take place at Colwall Cricket Ground on Saturday October 12

Herefordshire Farming News: Kington sheep shearing contest held in pub

10:30am Wednesday 28th August 2013

A KINGTON sheep shearing contest raised the bar by taking placed in a pub. Contestants swapped the delights of the countryside for the more comfortable surroundings of the Oxford Arms in Kington.

Ryeland sheep statue set to be unveiled in Leominster

12:09pm Monday 26th August 2013

LEOMINSTER in Bloom is set to unveil a Ryeland Sheep statue in the town. After months of planning the group has announced the date of the official unveiling of the Ryeland Sheep Statue.

Herefordshire Farming News: Big win for Ross breeder at National Horned Hereford Show

Hereford Times: Phocle Kingdom from Phocle Herefords in Ross-on-Wye took the junior, grand male and breed championships at the National Horned Hereford Show, held at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

12:15pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

TWELVE-month-old Phocle Kingdom from David Jones of Phocle Herefords in Ross-on-Wye took the junior, grand male and breed championships at the National Horned Hereford Show, held at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire breeders triumph at Burwarton Show

9:44am Tuesday 6th August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE breeders made a big impression at the Burwarton Show held in south Shropshire.

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Herefordshire Country Fair

Hereford Times: The Knights of the Damned bought some Medieval style action to the Herefordshire Country Fair.

9:51am Monday 5th August 2013

PERSISTENT, and at times torrential rain, failed to dampen spirits at this year's Herefordshire Country Fair.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Young Farmers to display pulling power at Tenbury Countryside Show

Hereford Times: Young cow rescued from deep mud

2:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE Young Farmers will be displaying their pulling power at the weekend at the finals of the NFYFC Tug of War competitions at the Tenbury Countryside Show.

Herefordshire Farming News: County farmers head for Tenbury Countryside Show

Hereford Times: Nick Champion gets ready for the Tenbury Countryside Show.

9:23am Friday 2nd August 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE farmers will be heading for the Tenbury Countryside Show on Saturday. The town’s annual agricultural showcase attracts a strong contingent from the county at a show that mixes the serious business of farming with family fun.

Herefordshire Farming News: Scene set for Herefordshire Country Fair

Hereford Times: Terrier racing will be one of the key events at this weekend's Herefordshire Country Fair.

4:14pm Thursday 1st August 2013

LOVERS of the country way of life are in for a treat this weekend. The Herefordshire Country Fair is at Hampton Court on Sunday and promises to bring many of the best aspects of rural life to those visiting the 15th century medieval castle at Hope-Under-Dinmore, near Leominster.

Herefordshire Farming News: Breeders win at Royal Welsh Show

12:29pm Friday 26th July 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE breeders made a big impression at The Royal Welsh Show. The 50th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, saw many Herefordshire breeders and farmers crossing the border to join the thousands of people attending the three day event.

Herefordshire Young Farmers to display pulling power at Tenbury Countryside Show

2:31pm Thursday 25th July 2013

YOUNG Farmers will be displaying their pulling power at the finals of the NFYFC Tug of War competitions. Herefordshire will be represented in both the mens and the ladies tug of war finals.

Herefordshire Farming News: NFU meetings to update county farmers

3:18pm Friday 19th July 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE farmers can update themselves on the outcome of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform talks at a series of meeting organized by the NFU.

Herefordshire Farming News: Hereford NFU workshop to discuss sheep sector issues

10:39am Tuesday 16th July 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE farmers will meet the NFU and other sheep sector specialists to discuss farm profitability and the latest industry news.

Worcester teenager's family are sickened by quarry swimmers

Hereford Times: Russell O'Neill

10:35am Monday 15th July 2013

THE family of a Worcester teenager who drowned in a quarry say they are “disgusted” by those who still want to swim there and feel more could have been done to prevent the latest death.

Herefordshire Farming News: Westons Cider to host free family fun day

12:40pm Friday 12th July 2013

WESTONS Cider is hosting a free family fun day on Sunday July 28

Herefordshire Farming News: European Parliament delegation to visit two Herefordshire farms

10:43am Thursday 11th July 2013

A DELEGATION from the European Parliament is to visit two farms in Herefordshire. Members of its Agriculture Committee will visit Lower Hope Farms in Ullingswick, near Bromyard, and Garnons, in Byford near Hereford, on Tuesday.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire grower speaks at European Parliament

4:24pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE soft fruit grower has been speaking in the European Parliament about the future of horticulture. Anthony Snell, NFU horticulture and potatoes board vice-chairman, told MEPs that he was 'extremely upbeat' about its future.

Herefordshire Farming News: Mathon Sheepdog Trials to take place this weekend

11:46am Tuesday 9th July 2013

THIS year's Mathon Sheepdog Trials will take place at the usual venue of Upper House Farm, Cradley, on Friday and Saturday.

Princes of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit the Royal Welsh Show

4:46pm Thursday 4th July 2013

THE Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Royal Welsh Show (RWAS) this month. The Royal couple have accepted an invitation to visit this year’s show, popular with many Herefordshire farmers, and will be at Llanelwedd for its third day on Wednesday July 24.

Leominster apprentice visiting Sweden and Canada to gain forestry experience

Hereford Times: James Varden, of Leominster, is heading to Sweden and Canada to gain forestry experience.

11:19am Wednesday 19th June 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE forestry apprentice's career is off to a flying start after being awarded a Randle Travel Bursary from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).

Buchanan Trust to hold public meeting on future plans

10:19am Tuesday 18th June 2013

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss fresh proposals on the future plans of a historic Herefordshire charity is to be held on Thursday.

'UK cattle industry under threat by bovine TB' - minister at Royal Three Counties Show

3:20pm Monday 17th June 2013

THE whole future of the UK cattle industry is under threat if bovine TB is not brought under control, Environment Minister Owen Paterson said at the Royal Three Counties Show.

Visit numbers at Royal Three Counties Show 'very encouraging'

3:17pm Monday 17th June 2013

THE first Royal Three Counties Show – co-incidentally held over the weekend of the Queen’s official birthday – turned out to be a right royal success.

Herefordshire veteran given long service award at Royal Three Counties Show

Hereford Times: Brian Burford (centre back row) has been honoured at the Royal Three Counties Show for 50 years continuous employment with the Chinn family.

3:07pm Monday 17th June 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE farming veteran has received a special award for 50 years continuous employment with the same family.

Herefordshire farmers triumph at Royal Three Counties Show

3:02pm Monday 17th June 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE farmers made a big impression at the first ever Royal Three Counties Show held in Malvern.

Three Counties Show to celebrate long service in agricutlure and horticulture

8:00am Friday 14th June 2013

LONG service in Herefordshire will be celebrated at the Three Counties Show which starts today in Malvern.

Herefordshire farmers gearing up for Three Counties Show

11:50am Thursday 13th June 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE is throwing its weight behind the first ever Royal Three Counties Show from tomorrow, with VIPs, exhibitors, competitors, and county businesses preparing to cross the border into Worcestershire for the three day spectacular at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground.

ADAS to hold crop yield increase open day in Brockhampton

11:22am Friday 7th June 2013

AN open day in Herefordshire will bid to help farmers increase their crop yields. The ADAS Open Day will take place at Brinkley Hill Farm, Brockhampton, on Tuesday June 18.

Herefordshire cidermaker awarded accolade from TripAdvisor

11:08am Wednesday 5th June 2013

A HEREFORDSHIRE cider maker has been awarded a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. Westons Cider Mill, based in Much Marcle, near Ledbury, has been awarded the accolade given to establishments across the globe that receive outstanding traveller reviews on the TripAdvisor website.

Herefordshire Nature Trust to hold open days at Birches Farm

4:52pm Monday 3rd June 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE Nature Trust is holding two open days with guided walks and fun activities at Birches Farm.

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