Show ring cows trained by moo-vie school pupils

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE -

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

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