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    Farming and tourism joint venture boost

    Farm tourism businesses from France were welcomed to Exmoor recently as part of a European project to develop sustainable rural tourism experiences.Exmoor...

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    Chris Rundle

    Within hours, literally, of farming guru Richard Haddock predicting another Christmas beef war the riders were under starters' orders, the gloves were off and...

  • Falcon caught in military trap

    Firefighters rescued a rare peregrine falcon that got caught in defensive netting at a top security nuclear submarine base.The bird of prey's wings and leg...

  • Anthony Gibson

    The NFU's conference last week on the science of the bovine TB disaster was the right idea, even if, from what I can gather, much of what was said left the...

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  • Richard Haddock

    Eblex – the farmer-funded agency which exists to promote English beef and lamb – has some good news: the beef price is going to improve.And why does...

  • Christmas pud beach chase

    Father Christmases, elves, fairies and other Christmas characters will chase a Christmas pudding along Weymouth Beach on Sunday December 21. People are invited...

  • Future leader to be discussed

    The future leadership of Dorset County Council will be under discussion at a meeting next week following councillor Spencer Flower's decision to step aside...

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    Turkey farms reeling from an Italian job

    farming@westerndailypress.co.ukConsumers out shopping for a traditional British Christmas are being warned to check on the origin of their turkey before they...

  • Hundreds view grassland date

    Over 250 visitors are expected to visit some of Cornwall's best livestock farms next July, as the county's local grassland societies play host to the BGS Summer...

  • Accountant has rural pedigree

    West Country accountancy and financial planning practice Old Mill has further added to its thriving rural services team with the appointment of consultant Mark...

  • Nutrition firm ups turnover

    Dairy nutrition company Volac has published its results for the financial year ending February 2014. During this period, turnover increased 38% from £143m...

  • Becky on board with beef team

    Becky Hurd has joined the UK's largest beef stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd, to boost the company's Signature Beef team in the South of England.Becky has her own...

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    Family fortune favours the Alfords

    farming@westerndailypress.co.ukThe Alford family from Foxhill Farm, Cullompton, in Mid Devon, enjoyed spectacular success at the inaugural National Pedigree...