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The 180th Cumberland Show

The 180th Cumberland Show took place once again at East Park, Brisco on Saturday 16 June 2018. As proud sponsors of the event, David Allen, …

Posted: June 18th, 2018

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The 180th Cumberland Show

British Blue spring show and sale of bulls and females

On Friday 18 May Emma Miller and I had the pleasure of visiting Harrison and Hetherington (H&H), Carlisle on behalf of David Allen, where we …

Posted: May 22nd, 2018

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Ayrshire Cattle Society and Dumfries Ayrshire Breeders Sportsman’s Dinner

On Friday 9 February I was delighted to attend the Ayrshire Cattle Society and Dumfries Ayrshire Breeders Sportsman’s Dinner held at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries along …

Posted: February 12th, 2018

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Cumbria Milk Records annual awards evening

Each year Cumbria Milk Records hold their annual awards evening to recognise those dairy farmers that have had a fabulous milk recording year. David Allen …

Posted: February 8th, 2018

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Border British Blue Club Annual General Meeting

Each year the Border British Blue Club hold their Annual General Meeting but also take the opportunity to invite members and guests to highlight and …

Posted: January 26th, 2018

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Countryside Stewardship 2018 now open for applications

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and Natural England have announced changes to the existing Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme with the introduction of four simpler grants …

Posted: January 16th, 2018

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Farming life in 2018

Following another volatile year and with the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit and what lies ahead, it isn’t surprising that a recent survey conducted by the …

Posted: December 31st, 2017

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Hopes Auction Christmas Primestock Show and Sale

On Saturday 2 December Michael Peile and I were delighted to attend the Christmas Primestock Show and Sale at Hopes Auction, Wigton. There was a …

Posted: December 5th, 2017

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Agri-Expo 2017

On Friday 3 November our resident calf Finlay and members of the David Allen team visited the 2017 Agri-Expo. A celebration of the very best …

Posted: November 6th, 2017

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Annual prize show and sale of Swaledale breeding sheep

On Monday 2 October Emma Pigg and I had the pleasure of attending Mitchell’s auction mart in Cockermouth on behalf of David Allen, where we …

Posted: October 3rd, 2017

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Emma Pigg and Sarah Priestley presenting to the overall champion pen, Messrs Cockbain & Son.

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