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Animal and Land 06Jan 2016

Hartpury students shoot to Christmas clay shooting title

Hartpury students shoot to Christmas clay shooting title

A group of former Hartpury students have shot to the top with a near perfect score at the recent Christmas Cup clay shoot at Nigel Harts in Monmouthshire.

Brothers Jack and Charlie Lilwall, George Poultney and George Wilson, a mixture of agriculture, countryside management and farm mechanisation graduates, combined to finish first with a score of 95 out of 100 at the former Welsh Open site.

A team of current students also did well to finish sixth out of 54 entrants, shooting 88 out of 100 possible targets. BTEC Diploma Game Management student Cormac Thompson, 17, finished fourth overall with a score of 46 out of 50. Adam Osbaldiston, Matt Davies and Hugo Peerman made up the rest of the team which found themselves as the only college side in the competition, up against university current students and graduates.

Hartpury Gamekeeping Lecturer, Robbie Nicolle, said: “This was a great achievement by both teams considering one was the only current college team entered and the others have only recently graduated. The conditions were tough on the day with high winds and the boys shot incredibly well with the clays varying hugely.”

02 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Good moos – an unusual arrival adds a splash of colour to Hartpury’s dairy herd

Meet Ruby Tuesday, the rare red and white calf who is breaking up the monochrome pattern of the Holstein-Friesian herd at Hartpury’s Home Farm.

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Furry friend frazzled by fireworks? Can pet products help to soothe the stress? Hartpury researcher investigates

Hartpury lecturer Sienna Taylor has been involved in new research looking into the effectiveness of ‘Pet Remedy’ - a product made from natural ingredients that aims to calm pets in stressful situations.

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Student fundraising gives anti-poaching patrols more bite at wildlife reserve

Thanks to money raised by Hartpury University Centre students, two dogs will be joining the fight against poaching at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve.

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16 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s Hannah harnesses her best as she aces her shot at Great Britain dream

A Hartpury student who has been taking dog walking to a whole new level through the unusual sport of canicross will take on Europe’s elite after being picked for Great Britain.

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