Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Kate NFAN 2014 Award

A winning start to the year!

I’m delighted to say that we have been awarded the Farm Attraction of the Year Award 2014. The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) presented the trophy to Kate Lord, our Farm Park Manager (pictured below), at their annual conference in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on Wednesday, 11th February. We are so proud to have beaten off competition from across the country to win this national award. It takes into account every area of the business, so it’s been a real team effort to bring that trophy home to the Cotswolds. We can’t celebrate too hard though – we’ve got a Farm Park to open! The gates will once again be open...

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Adam with Eric the Highland Bull

Eric

A blood test has shown that Eric has a condition called Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) and has also been in contact with the Schmallenburg virus, both of which can affect fertility.  Eric has shown no signs of improvement during several palpation examinations over the last 4 months. A recent fertility test has indicated a history of Vesiculitis and a high mortality rate of sperm in a substandard sample.  At Cotswold Farm Park we run a breeding program for rare and native breeds and we must have a fertile bull with each herd to ensure that the cows can continue to have calves. We cannot keep Eric on site as we operate a high...

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