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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.”

27 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Limelight lands on Hartpury’s lambs

Lambs were in the limelight when Katie Brian of the Agriculture and Development Board (AHDB) visited Hartpury to talk to some of our agriculture students.

26 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Happy Halloween from Hartpury! Gloucester Rugby stars get an early fright up close to collection’s critters!

Some of Gloucester Rugby biggest stars and their families headed to Hartpury today to get up close and personal with the College’s cuddly and not so cuddly residents!

18 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

No more tilling – it’s time for direct drilling at Hartpury!

Hartpury Agriculture students had their eyes opened to an alternative approach to sowing the seeds of the future.

17 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Brexit and beyond –student farmers consider the future of agriculture outside the EU

Hartpury’s student farmers of the future weighed in on the debate and discussions surrounding agriculture in post-Brexit Britain during a talk with local experts.