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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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Make a (nearly nude) date with Market Bosworth YFC

Market Bosworth Young Farmers have bravely bared (nearly) all to support a cancer charity. The Leicestershire group is doing it as a tribute to Tom Beaumont from Cadeby who recently died aged two after fighting a brain tumour, and to raise funds for the CLIC Sargent charity which supports children with cancer. The calendars – […]

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Farmers Weekly 2014 Photography Competition opens

Calling all amateur photographers – the Farmers Weekly Photography Competition 2014 is now open for entries. Find all the details here, plus if you want a bit of inspiration, have a look at some of the entries to last year’s contest.

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Switched-on student lights up with idea

Recycled gun cartridge chandeliers are the brainchild of Harper Adams student James Day. The 19-year-old collects used cartridges from the university’s Clay Shooting Club during practice and, using high tension wire and decorative chains, creates the chandeliers. “I had seen creations using cartridges on the internet and at craft fairs, so when I noticed a […]

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Cows in nappies

You couldn’t make this stuff up: a Bavarian farmer has put ‘nappies’ on his cows.

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Curious cow rescued getting head wedged

We had a photo on Field Day a while back of an animal with its head in a ladder. Well here’s the tale of an in-calf cow that was rescued after it got its head stuck in a military pillbox.

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Picturing more than cows

Ballymena-born artist Paul Bell is holding his first solo exhibition in five years, Not Just Cows. Paul is well known for his strong cow paintings on colourful backgrounds, which are sought after for their strong physical resemblance to their subject matter. As the title suggests, however, this solo exhibition which runs from September 27 to […]

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Ski sheep rescue

Let it never be said that Field Day doesn’t bring you news of unusual sheep rescues. We’ve had one saved from the sea by a kayak, one pulled from a canal and one helped off a cliff. But this is a first: a sheep rescued by a skier.

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Farm machinery sale set to go with a bang

A 1945 Centurion tank is among a collection of vintage military vehicles and paraphernalia that a farmer will be auctioning in Norfolk next month. A 1940s US military truck, a 1930s Austin 8 military car and a parachute are just three of the many other items that are being put up for sale at Downham […]

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Flowers with a Fergie

A grey Fergie tractor was turned into a flowery spectacle and formed the centrepiece of a wildflower garden recently to celebrate the Hereford Cathedral Festival of Flowers. The Old Market commissioned the Great British Florist company, based at Lower Blakemere Farm, to create the project. It aimed to remind shoppers about the agricultural roots of […]

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