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Rural round-up

Some rural-related news from around the media: £12m treasure trove of classic cars found on French farm What happens when a girl lets a cow into a house? Straw Santa appears at Shropshire farm  

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Reindeer news

We promise not to go too Christmasy on you too early here at Field Day, but after yesterday’s seasonally dressed Jersey cow, we thought we’d bring you a brief bit of reindeer news. In Shropshire, a winter-white six-month-old reindeer is proving a festive favourite at Winston Christmas Tree Farm. Meanwhile, we’re wondering whether in parts […]

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Getting in the festive moo-ood

The lovely bovine model pictured below is Gloria, a purebred Jersey from Devon and the ambassador for UK Christian charity Send a Cow. Gloria has donned the stylish knit to raise awareness of Send a Cow’s aim of selling 20,000 festive gifts that will make a difference to poverty-stricken African families. Kirstine Dunhill, Head of […]

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Quirky rural news round-up

Some amusing and unexpected rural stories from around the web: * Hungarian pigs with curly, woolly fleeces * A photographer captures the essence of Dartmoor * Naked calendar photo shoot ends in cow chase

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Support some ‘muddy’ charities

Countryside dating website Muddy Matches is running a charity messaging event and wants your help to choose the winning charity. They have selected three UK charities which support the farming community to be put forward to the public vote during November. The chosen charity will go on to receive 10p per message that is sent […]

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A Peugeot? A Land ‘Rover’, more like…

How about this for a unique tribute to a sheepdog? Farmer Dave Isaac converted his Peugeot estate car into a working sheepdog called Floss. Despite the disbelieving glances of neighbours, Dave spent £2,000 covering the family car in fur so it resembled his favourite sheepdog after she died. But he’s recently reluctantly decided she had […]

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Farming through a lens

Portrait and documentary photographer Charlie Goddard has been exploring contemporary agriculture. Essex-based Charlie has produced a body of work from six farms of different types and sizes, exploring “the current economic and emotive state of farming in Britain”. The work has been exhibited in London and Portsmouth this summer. “The farmlands of Britain are a source […]

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Lending a paw and rescuing a sheep

More curious news from the wonderful world of the internet: A dog helps out on Russian farm (yes, you did read that right). RSPCA officers enact a daring cliff rescue to save a stranded sheep in Gower.

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Tall cows, field proposals and itchy back-ends

Some weird and wonderful agricultural snippets from around the web: A 6ft 4in cow from Illinois is crowned the tallest in the world. A farm worker finds a novel way to propose. A Highland cow deals with an itchy rump.

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Wiltshire Young Farmers ‘dare to be bare’

It’s not just Young Farmers in Market Bosworth who are at it, the YFC members in Wiltshire have “dared to be bare” in their Cream of the Crop 2015 calendar. Proceeds from the black-and-white production, which illustrates various rural life activities, will be split between the Air Ambulance (60%) and Young Farmers clubs across Wiltshire […]

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