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Ploughing a place in the community

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 13/09/21
While still focusing on ploughing, the match is also an agricultural show in the broader sense.

Log concept was simple but persuasive

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 13/09/21
A business venture that was originally set up to keep a property company’s staff busy during quiet times has proved so successful that it is now being offered as a franchise.

Spacious and well-equipped site

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 13/09/21
We are hoping customers will join us at the open day to see what we now have to offer here in Hampshire.

Farming and camping

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 13/09/21
This month Nigel Akehurst visits small-scale poultry farmers J A Keen & Son at Etherley Farm, a 165-acre National Trust tenanted farm situated at the foot of Leith Hill, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Husband and wife team Richard and Charlie Keen, together with Richard’s daughter Amy and her husband Phil, run a highly diversified mixed livestock farm and campsite business.

Two combines for the price of a service

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 16/08/21
An Aldington farmer produces the original invoice, revealing that in April 1962 the family business paid around £5,500 – including an ‘out-of-season discount’ – for not one, but two, Matadors.

Turning a corner after TB setback

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 16/08/21
This month Nigel Akehurst visits Hook and Son to meet father and son team Phil and Steve Hook, organic dairy and raw milk producers located at Longleys Farm in Hailsham, East Sussex.

The cherry on the cake

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 19/07/21
Despite having been known and respected in the UK for more than ten years, Chilean fruit growers FGA (Fruit Growers Alianza) lacked one thing – English cherries.

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