The course of the pandemic has been tough for everyone, but for the farming community the events that have been cancelled - many for the second year in a row - are an important part of the agricultural calendar.
For a sector that can feel isolated at times, these annual agricultural shows mean a day away from the farm, getting together with other farming families and friends to show their stock, browse agriculture company stands and socialise. That’s why the news of many shows cancelling their events for a second year in a row would have hit many in the farming community quite hard.
However, Matt and Pip Smith of Westcountry Premium Venison have come to the rescue and are holding an open day at their farm in St Clether to give farmers a well deserved rest and day away from the farm.
The open day will feature exhibits, retail stands and offer the latest information and advice on sheep health, pasture management and the future of UK sheep farming.
Westcountry Premium Venison is situated on a farm that has been in the Smith family since 1703. Owned by Matt and Pip Smith, they farm 700 Red Deer and 1,000 Romney Sheep on a pasture focused diet. The pair are passionate about farming sustainably and producing high quality venison and lamb.
The ‘Putting Ewe First’ event on 29th July will give farmers the chance to come together, discuss important matters within the farming world, and hear from agri companies on preparing for changes ahead and providing practical farming solutions.
The open day will be held on Thursday, 29th July at Trefranck Farm, St Clether, PL15 8QN.