The team at Belmont Farm and Equine Vets in Hereford have been so impressed by the way Kevin Stokes looks after his that they have nominated him for an award.

Kevin runs a successful sheep and arable farm in the Golden Valley.

“Recently the flocks productivity has increased due to Kevin's close attention to detail and ensuring that all of the animals are working as efficiently as possible.

“Any issues with the flock are noted and dealt with very quickly to ensure that there is not going to be a knock-on effect to the rest of the flock.

“Proactive and preventative work by Kevin and the family has meant that minimal levels of medicine are used on the flock and excellent management ensures that this continues.”

The vets have nominated Kevin in The Three Counties Farming Awards, which highlight best practice and outstanding work in the farming industry.

To nominate someone just go to and fill in the online form.

Entries close on September 18. Categories are: Sheep Farmer Award; Farm Conservation; Cattle Farmer; Family Run Farm; Pig Farmer; Young Farmer (under 25); Poultry Farmer; Farming Hero; Arable Farmer; Farming Contractor; Fruit/Hop Farmer; Outstanding Achievement.

This year’s awards ceremony takes place in November in the form of a digital live broadcast and includes a star-studded array of stars either hosting or dropping in with special messages.