Show ring cows trained by moo-vie school pupils
YOUNG Farmers at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College in Saltwood have welcomed some special guests. Farmer Ashley Pickford, of Elm Tree Farm in Mersham, arranged for five of his cattle to be transported to the school. They will be trained for the show ring by members of the Young Farmers’ Club at the school and paraded in the Kent County Show in July. Mr Pickford said: “I remember being a Brockhill young farmer myself several years ago and it is good to be able to help the club out. Hopefully the students will enjoy training and working with cattle as much as I used to when I was at school there.” Club leader Donna Hawkes added: “It’s great to have a link up with a local farm and this will really benefit our college farm and club. “The students have been so excited waiting for the cattle to arrive and they can’t wait to start training them.” Visitors will be able to see the new arrivals along with other farm animals, pets and reptiles at Brockhill’s annual lambing day on Sunday, April 1. This year there will also be pony rides and staff from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park are bringing along snakes and tarantulas. The birds of prey demonstration by Eagle Heights will start at 11am.
In the ring are Michaela Cornish, Martha Tilling, Maria Watkinson, Ashley Pickford, Kerry Wood, Ellie Tilling and Danny Hawkes