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Animal and Land 04Mar 2014

Cutting-edge experience as Hartpury students see the future of farming

Cutting-edge experience as Hartpury students see the future of farming

Agriculture students at Hartpury got the chance to learn more about cutting-edge farm machinery and the latest developments and challenges facing the industry at the Discover AGCO event at the NEC in Birmingham.

Tractor and machinery manufacturer AGCO showcased their product range and involvement in agriculture by staging a manufacturer specific agricultural machinery show. This was supported by a programme of agricultural seminars from leading speakers on a range of topics.

These included black grass control, presented by BASF, CAP reform, a livestock focus, soil and water as precious resources presented by the Harper Adams Soil and Water Management Centre and machinery costs over the longer term.

The show offered students the opportunity to attend seminars , view the tractors and machinery and talk to specialists from each sector. Brands represented included Challenger, Fella, Fendt, Valtra, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and GSI crop drying and storage.

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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