Dairy silo that’s in a world of its own

12:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SHROPSHIRE dairy firm has launched the world’s first expandable milk cooling silo.

Specialist arable event just around the corner

10:58am Wednesday 4th June 2014

HISTORIC Weston Park is to provide the backdrop for a new event focused on advice and support for arable farmers from across the region this month.

Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire Farmers Market Association looking for new businesses

Ludlow Advertiser: THE Herefordshire Farmers Market Association is on the hunt for new local small businesses to come and join the regular programme of markets.

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THE Herefordshire Farmers Market Association, which co-ordinate Farmers Markets’ in Hereford, Leominster, Ross and Ledbury, is on the hunt for new local small businesses to come and join the regular programme of markets.

Holme Lacy College inspiring the next generation

Ludlow Advertiser: Tasmin Wheeler achieved her level two diploma in horse care studying one day a week at the college over two years.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

AN organisation representing 42 UK land-based colleges and universities has rated Herefordshire and Ludlow College top of the crop.

Corvedale Church of England Primary School celebrates World School Milk Day with special guest

Ludlow Advertiser: Philip Dunne with reception and year one teacher Susan Rook and pupils Harry Chapman, Joy Hall, and Maddie Matts.

12:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

THE Ludlow MP Philip Dunne turned school milk monitor for a morning.

Showcase moment for fruit producers at the Malvern Autumn Show

Ludlow Advertiser: Celebrity cook opens Beaconsfield event

4:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

ORCHARD fruit growers will be flying the flag for Shropshire and Worcestershire when they showcase their crops at the Malvern Autumn Show.

Poll Hereford success at the Kington Show

Ludlow Advertiser: Bosa 1 Jumpstart took the Supreme Hereford Championship at Kington Show.

4:00pm Friday 20th September 2013

IMPROVING on his success at last week’s National Poll Show, where he took the Reserve Supreme Championship, Gerald Blandford of Bosbury, Ledbury, went one better by taking the Supreme Hereford Championship at Kington Show with Bosa 1 Jumpstart.

Brimfield Vintage Club 18th annual working day a great success

Ludlow Advertiser: A member of the Vintage Club Tractor pulling. Picture by Alison Wozencroft Photography.

4:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013

BRIMFIELD Vintage Club’s 18th Annual Working Day attracted great crowds this year.

Police in south Shropshire increase checks to beat sheep rustlers

Ludlow Advertiser: The sheep will graze in Coopers Meadow until autumn (PM624) PAUL MORRIS

7:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013

POLICE in south Shropshire are stepping up efforts to trace sheep rustlers following a spate of thefts.

Kington shearing competition held in local pub

Ludlow Advertiser: Kington shearing competition held in local pub

7:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013

A KINGTON sheep shearing contest raised the bar by taking placed in a pub.

Teme Valley young farmer wins right to represent her region

7:00am Monday 9th September 2013

A MEMBER of Teme Valley YFC has qualified to represent the West Midlands Area at the national finals competitions.

Farmers should be aware of inheritance tax case

Ludlow Advertiser: Time for Wirral charities to stake a claim for Gannett Foundation cash

4:00pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

A HEREFORD tax partner says farmers need to be aware of recent developments in inheritance tax which may affect them.

Hedgehog popularity should convert to more protection for the species

Ludlow Advertiser: Become a hedgehog detective

7:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

A NATIONAL charity is getting a prickly message across.

Brimfield Vintage Club to hold 18th annual working day

Ludlow Advertiser: Lindsay Gould preparing for this year's Brimfield Vintage Club's Annual Working Day.

12:00pm Monday 12th August 2013

BRIMFIELD Vintage Club's 18th Annual Working Day will be held on Sunday September 1.

New improved show makes happy return to Burwarton

Ludlow Advertiser: Scenes from Burwarton. Richard Yates, chairman of Burwarton Show, says the event is back in the premier league of one day agricultural shows.

4:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013

A SOUTH Shropshire agricultural show is back in the big time after a successful event this year.

Gloucester Old Spot rare breed making a come back thanks to Ludlow Food Centre

Ludlow Advertiser: Ludlow chef Will Holland gave a demonstration on cooking Gloucester Old Spot. 133055- 3

4:00pm Sunday 28th July 2013

THE Earl of Plymouth's estate is home to a rare breed of British pig.

Tenbury agricultural show offering new Hereford beef cattle prize

4:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

PRIZE money of £200 and an impressive cup will be presented to the winners of the inaugural EBV class for bulls to be held at the beginning of the National Horned Hereford Show, held at Tenbury Wells Agricultural Show on August 3.

Local students win art competition celebrating Shropshire Hills Farming Project

12:00pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

MORE than 60 children from primary schools have taken part in an art competition themed ‘Farming in the Shropshire Hills’.

Gloucester Old Spot celebration at Ludlow Food Centre

Ludlow Advertiser: Darrel Bray, pig breeder on the Earl of Plymouth’s estate, is seen with his Gloucester Old Spots.

4:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

LUDLOW Food Centre is celebrating a particularly special kind of pig.

Double joy for charolais breeder in Aymestrey

Ludlow Advertiser: Charbron Heredity won the class for ages born from April 8 2012 to June 7 2012 and reserve champion overall at the National Charolais Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

12:00pm Friday 12th July 2013

AN Aymestrey breeder has triumphed in a national competition.

Kington's Show has high hopes

Ludlow Advertiser: Last year's supreme sheep champion at the Kington Show was NTB and J Radnor, from Lingen, with the Kerry Hill breed.

7:00am Monday 8th July 2013

KINGTON Show is hoping to follow last year’s success with another bumper event.

The latest on rural legislation at free farming seminiar

Ludlow Advertiser: SEMINAR: Paul Rhodes, left, and Michael Payne, of mfg Solicitors

7:00am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

SHROPSHIRE’S farming community was brought together for an annual conference to debate industry issues and hear the latest on rural legislation.

Round-up of Three Counties Show and award goes to Ben James of Tenbury Farm Supplies

Ludlow Advertiser: Champion lamb with Ben James of Tenbury Farm Supplies.

12:00pm Friday 21st June 2013

THE 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.

Fund-raising kicks off for Kington show

Ludlow Advertiser: Karon Duggan, daughter of Terry and Sheila Jones, with Sherry Fraggle - the Supreme Show Champion last year.

12:00pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

KINGTON Show has set a September 14 date for this year’s event as fund-raising for the big day goes on.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm introduction to smallholding on Saturday

Ludlow Advertiser: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm introduction to smallholding on Saturday

7:00am Friday 7th June 2013

IF you have ever fancied a taste of a life of self-sufficiency and fresh air, you can now sample the good life for a day on Saturday (June 8).

Vaccine for killer Schmallenberg virus to be ready by summer

6:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

A VACCINE against the deadly Schmallenberg virus has been licensed and will be available to farmers this summer.

Teme Valley YFC members compete in ballroom dancing competition

Ludlow Advertiser: John Price and Isabel Probert performing the Tango during the routine.

6:00am Sunday 19th May 2013

THEY may be better known for working the land but some of our local farmers cer tainly proved they are fleet of foot.

Beekeeping workshop in Bodenham will aim to create a buzz

Ludlow Advertiser: Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association is holding a workshop at Bodenham Village Hall. Picture by Dave Jones of Rural Media.

12:21pm Thursday 16th May 2013

HEREFORDSHIRE Beekeepers’ Association is holding a practical workshop covering all aspects of beekeeping – aimed at beginners, improvers and those just interested.

Villagers, including farming folk from Aymestrey, Breinton, Lingen, Titley, Shobdon and Wigmore to form a small bowling league

12:00am Tuesday 14th May 2013

FARMING can be a lonely occupation at the best of times.

Home-grown fodder beet and maize have plenty of advantages

Ludlow Advertiser: GOOD OPTION: Ewes tuck into Lactimo fodder beet

12:00am Friday 10th May 2013

FODDER beet and maize are good sowing options now as farmers plan to get as much from their home grown feed as possible ahead of next winter, a forage seed expert has said.

Mamble farmer to represent West Midlands on NFU regional board

Ludlow Advertiser: Clive Davies from Mamble, near Tenbury Wells, has been voted into the post of NFU regional board chairman.

12:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

A MAN from Mamble, near Tenbury Wells, will represent farmers across the West Midlands after becoming NFU regional board chairman.

Red Cross fundraiser, the Great Spring Gardening Event in Wormbridge still has tickets available

8:00am Saturday 20th April 2013

TICKETS are still available for the Great Spring Gardening Event in Herefordshire.

Cleobury Country Farmers Market to take place at St Mary's Church on Saturday

Ludlow Advertiser: Cleobury Country Farmers Market to take place at St Mary's Church on Saturday

10:13am Thursday 18th April 2013

CLEOBURY Country Farmers Market will be the place to meet local producers who have raised, grown or made their products.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm host children's book launch

Ludlow Advertiser: Above: Farmer Chris Balmer with farming community project officer Vicky Wood.

8:00am Wednesday 27th March 2013

MORE than 50 school children, parents and farmers attended the launch of a fiction book for children at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Land auction is announced

9:00am Friday 22nd March 2013

AUCTIONEER Nick Champion of Tenbury Wells reports a successful auction sale of three lots of grazing land on February 28. 13.82 acres of sloping pasture and woodland at Farden Lane, Knowbury, Nr Ludlow was offered in two lots with 11.43 acres achieving £72,000 and 2.39 acres at £28,000. Both lots were bought by a local farmer and equated to £7235 per acre. Lot 3 was 7.11 acres of sloping pasture and old stone workings at Highwood, Eastham, which sold at £60,000 (£8439 per acre).

Vote for the Burwarton Show

8:00am Thursday 21st March 2013

BURWARTON Show is looking for your votes as part of a national competition.

Couple’s prize-winning pig venture in the Wyre Forest

Ludlow Advertiser: Sally and Jeremy Levell

8:00am Saturday 16th March 2013

PIGS snuffling in the Wyre Forest are a dream come true for one couple whose new enterprise has bagged them a ‘rural oscar’.

MEP tackles worker issue in rural industry

Ludlow Advertiser: Anthea McIntyre MEP seen with delegates at NFU Conference 2013.

8:00am Friday 8th March 2013

THE continuing issue of finding enough workers for the British agricultural and horticultural industries was a topic of major concern at the NFU Annual Conference.

Anger in NFU over horsemeat scandal

Ludlow Advertiser: Burgers on sale in the UK have been found to contain horse meat

8:00am Sunday 24th February 2013

THE NFU has called for the UK’s high animal welfare standards to be replicated following renewed anger from farmers across the region after the discovery that some Findus products were 100 per cent horse.

Grants up for grabs for farmers

8:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013

FARMERS across the region will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 when the Catchment Sensitive Farming capital grant fund opens for applications on March 1.

Orchard disease a priority for the NFU

8:00am Saturday 16th February 2013

GROWERS in Shropshire, Worcestershire and north Herefordshire can take control against an orchard disease following talks between the NFU and environment chiefs.

Forget lamb – have you tried hogget?

Ludlow Advertiser: Gareth Pugh, from Pen-y-Parc farm in Brilley, is encouraging people to try hogget rather than lamb. 130213-1. Picture by James Maggs.

8:00am Friday 8th February 2013

A FARMER is trying to prove that sheep meat does not start and finish with lamb.

Society awards dinner for Tenbury Agricultural Society

Ludlow Advertiser: Guest speaker’s wife Helen Hill, TAS president’s wife Christine Rogers, president Arnold Rogers and guest speaker Lionel Hill MBE at the annual dinner and awards presentation evening for Tenbury Agricultural Society

8:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013

TENBURY Agricultural Society (TAS) has held its annual dinner and awards presentation evening at Cadmore Lodge.

Kathryn Stewart, of Belmont Veterinary centre, with advice on production of store lambs

Ludlow Advertiser: Kathryn Stewart, of Belmont Veterinary centre, on the steps that need to be taken now.

8:00am Saturday 19th January 2013

SUCCESSFUL production of store lambs requires a prosperous and uninterrupted growth period.

Find out how to help river habitats with free workshop

Ludlow Advertiser: A workshop will take place in Purslow to advise riverside landowners in the Clun Catchment area which includes the River Clun.

8:00am Thursday 17th January 2013

FARMERS, land agents and contractors are invited to a free river workshop.

Tenbury Agricultural Society farm competitions committee celebrate 25 years.

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured from left to right with their awards at this year’s dinner were: Leighton Bradley (Abbey Forestry Award – 1st Conservation, Established and Overall Champion); Rowley Franks (R M Jones Cup – 1st Commercial Beef and Champion); and Nick Tilt (

8:00am Sunday 13th January 2013

THE Tenbury Agricultural Society farm competitions committee has just ended its 25th anniversary year.

Brothers have created a natural haven for wildlife near Tenbury

Ludlow Advertiser: Farmer John Walker remembers flocks of lapwings being present at his farm near Tenbury when he was a child.

8:00am Saturday 12th January 2013

TWO brothers are on course to enhance wildlife on their farm near Tenbury by signing up to the Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme.

Farmers get green light for red diesel

8:00am Saturday 22nd December 2012

HM REVENUE and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that during extreme winter weather farmers, including those in the Ludlow and Tenbury Wells areas, can use red diesel in their tractors to help grit and clear snow from public roads.

Search is on to find the best woodland in Ludlow and Tenbury

8:00am Friday 21st December 2012

EXPERTS are looking to find the best woodlands, large or small, in a region which includes the Ludlow and Tenbury areas to act as local beacons of good practice.

Award chance for Haywood Farm Restaurant in Craswell

8:00am Sunday 16th December 2012

LOCAL company is in the running to win an award from the Countryside Alliance.






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