National Livestock Event

23 April 2015

Jubilee Hall, Winsham, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4HU

This hugely popular annual event offers practical solutions for farmers on improving efficiency on farm. This event is kindly supported by the Woodland Trust . Thank you to Coombe Farm for hosting th...
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