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Change at the top signals potential broader role for DCAA

10 April 2015

As two stalwarts of the Devon County Agricultural Association bow out after many years of distinguished service, the appointment of their successors signals both the ambition for a wider role for the DCAA and a firm resolve to reinforce the succes...

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All that's great about the local countryside

03 April 2015

The Devon County Show on May 21-23 at Westpoint, Exeter, is a packed three-day celebration of all that’s great about the local countryside. Show Secretary, Ollie Allen said they were getting ready to serve up ‘a giant slice of Devon c...

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Farming world focuses on Devon County Show

01 April 2015

The eyes of the farming world will be focused on the Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter, when it opens on May 21, writes Anthony Gibson.   As the first major farming event after the General Election, it will be the first opportunity for...

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Preparing for the 120th Devon County Show

01 April 2015

Getting ready for the 120th Devon County Show on May 21-23 at Westpoint, Exeter, takes military-style logistical expertise combined with bucket-loads of passion. Preparations kicked off a good 18 months ago for Show Secretary Ollie Allen and her ...

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Devon County Show tickets go on sale

27 February 2015

Tickets go on sale on Sunday (March 1) for the biggest annual event in Devon.   The Devon County Show on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd will be packed with people, animals, competitions and entertainment.   Show Secretary, Ollie Allen said ...

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Search is on for Devon’s top farmers to show the way out of recession

24 February 2015

The 2015 Devon Farm Business Awards, designed to highlight the excellence and dynamism of farming in Devon, were launched today (February 24) at Home Farm, Newton St Cyres. The awards, which were held for the first time last year, are organised b...

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Competition schedules are out

17 February 2015

The first major agricultural show of the year in the South West - the Devon County Show in May - has published its competition schedules. There are nearly 700 livestock classes listed including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, alpacas a...

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2015 Devon Farm Business Awards go live

03 February 2015

Farmers across Devon are invited to enter this year’s Devon Farm Business Awards organised by the Addington Fund, the Devon County Agricultural Association and Stephens Scown solicitors. There are eight award categories including, for the f...

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All farming roads lead to showground

01 February 2015

All farming roads will lead to Westpoint, Exeter on May 21 for the opening day of what promises to be an even more eventful and significant Devon County Show than usual, writes Anthony Gibson. After the disappointment of losing the third day of l...

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Big money on offer to boost local sustainability in Devon

30 January 2015

Once again, the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) is calling for community projects across Devon to enter the Prince of Wales Award which comes with a £1,000 first prize. The award is given each year to the project which the judg...

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David Parish elected President of DCAA

23 January 2015

David Parish, who farms dairy cows and free-range chickens in a family partnership at Uffculme near Cullompton, has been elected President of the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) for 2015, with this year’s Devon County Show being...

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Car parks upgraded at Devon County Show

07 October 2014

A major upgrade to the car parks at the Devon County Show is under way, following the situation at this year’s show, when heavy rain made the car parks unusable, so forcing the cancellation of the third day. The work is being led and co-ord...

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Devon County Council press release: Growing success of Farm Wise brings schoolchildren flocking back to event

05 October 2014

Based on the enormous success of last years ‘Farm wise’, Devon County Council farm tenants and primary school children will once again come together for an event designed to take children on the food journey from field to plate. &nbsp...

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Devon’s world champion wool handler competes at county’s lamb shearing & dog trials event

13 August 2014

The reigning world champion wool handler, Devon-based Hilary Bond, narrowly lost out on picking up another title at the Devon County Show’s Lamb Shearing competitions which took place last Sunday (August 10).   Hilary, a working farme...

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Devon County Show’s summer lamb shearing & dog trials event

04 August 2014

Top UK competitors will be taking part in Devon County Show’s Lamb Shearing and Dog Trials Event on Sunday (August 10) at Sidbury, near Sidmouth.   Show Secretary Ollie Allen said everyone was welcome to come along and watch the actio...

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