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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.”

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.