Dudley confident of Chiefs victory against Saracens

Exeter Chiefs’ Andrew Dudley is expecting a close encounter with Saracens in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals. The Community Delivery Manager, who is representing his club at this year’s Devon County Show, believes it’ll be a tight game but that Exeter will progress to the final. Exeter Chiefs have a merchandise shop and bouncy castle at... Continue Reading →

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Honda Enjoying First Year at the Show

Honda are exhibiting with Dave Thorpe Off-Road for the first time at this year’s Devon County Show. The association sells products such as bikes and kits, as well as providing tuition and race experiences. Molly and Danny, running the stall for 2017, gave their thoughts on how things are going so far: “This is our... Continue Reading →

Elderflower Cordial Fresh From the Field 

The ShuteFruit stall is again present in the food and drink pavilion, and for this year’s show they’ve developed a unique twist. ShuteFruit’s farm, based at Bishopsteignton near Teignmouth, include an ultra-fresh ‘pick your own’ policy where customers can pick their ingredients and watch produce being made before purchase. For the 2017 Devon County Show,... Continue Reading →

Young Farmers Could Benefit in Long-Term from Brexit

There could be an adverse positive effect for young upcoming farmers following Brexit, according to Anthony Gibson. The former NFU regional director believes a reduction in the value of land could help new entrants to the farming industry. “Whatever happens, the majority of farmers will adapt eventually, but it will be made quite tough”, explains... Continue Reading →

2017 Cheese Competition Bigger Than Ever

The Devon County Show’s annual cheese awards have attracted a vast range of entries this year. The cheeses are judged mostly on flavour, as well as presentation and other credentials. Chief Steward of Dairy Produce, Sarah Hammett, is extremely grateful for the exceptional number of entries which have exceeded 180. “The 2017 competition has been... Continue Reading →

Anthony Gibson: “Brexit has unleashed an earthquake” 

Former NFU regional director Anthony Gibson is highly concerned about the implications of the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union. “The vote for Brexit has unleashed an earthquake in the farming landscape”, began Gibson. “All other things being equal, farming was on an upward trend before the referendum and things were looking well.” “But... Continue Reading →

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