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Animal and Land 05Feb 2014

Hartpury students ‘ewes’ stock-judging skills to seal second spot

Hartpury students ‘ewes’ stock-judging skills to seal second spot

Students at Hartpury managed to overcome tough opposition and claim an excellent second place in the College Challenge at the East of England showground in Peterborough.

Tasked with the challenge of judging a pen of beef heifers, ewes, lambs and lamb carcases, the team of Hartpury students impressed judges with their stock-judging ability.

The Hartpury team consisted of both University and College Agriculture students, with James Smith, William Snowden, Rachel Churches, Daniel Padfield, Edward Davies, Rollo Deutsch, Thomas Davies and Hollie Stone using the knowledge and experience they have gleaned at Hartpury to help secure such a positive result.

Animal and Land Science lecturer, Helen Jones, said: “This was a fantastic result and shows how much the students have learned at Hartpury. The College Challenge gave them the opportunity to gain valuable skills in communication and public speaking as well as teamwork, which will stand them in good stead for the future.

“Competitions like this help to hone the skills that the students are taught throughout their course, particularly in the livestock modules and build on the practical experience they gain at other Young Farmer Club stock judging events.”

20 Sep 2016 Animal and Land

Funding boost to help give Tom an even brighter farming future

Agriculture degree student Tom Saunders, has become the second Hartpury recipient of the new Joe Henson bursary, aimed at helping aspiring agriculturalists to take their studies further.

07 Sep 2016 Animal and Land

Heaven opens gates to future in farming with bursary boost ahead of tug of war World Championships

Hartpury student Charlotte Heaven will be hoping a recent boost to her farming future will help spur her to victory as she competes for England at the World Tug of War Championships this week.

18 Aug 2016 Animal and Land

Students get set to meet Bruce, Wendy, Wonda and friends as new species wing their way into Hartpury’s magical menagerie!

From emus looking for love to coy crustaceans and even a dragon, Hartpury has experienced another animal explosion!

01 Jul 2016 Animal and Land

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Children from Hartpury Nursery enjoyed getting up close with Hartpury’s creepy and cuddly creatures this week.