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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.”

09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hearths of Hartpury villagers will keep burning bright thanks to student firewood delivery

Hartpury students put their wood-chopping skills to good use and delivered dozens of bags of firewood to the Hartpury village community in time for Christmas.

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09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Creature comforts just in time for Christmas!

Everyone spruces up their home ready to welcome Christmas guests and now some of Hartpury’s animal residents have received the gift of a festive makeover!

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08 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s unique deer herd sees students get hands on with Rudolph and company!

Most of Hartpury’s agriculture students are used to handling lambs and calves but a new initiative at the college – the only one of its kind in the country – is seeing them get hands on with a herd of deer, with Rudolph leading the way!

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06 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s farming entrepreneurs banking on budding business ideas

Our third year agriculture students got the opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial experience when advisors from NatWest visited Hartpury. 

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