Author Archive: Adam

Running the Cotswold Farm Park, which pioneers rare breed conservation, has given Adam an in-depth knowledge of British farming and led to his expertise being highly sought after for TV,Radio and public speaking.

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Adam health checks a dog

Adam’s top tips for a healthy dog

I have always been passionate about animal welfare and I want the best for all of the animals in my care, including my dogs. Regular visits to the local vet are vital but there’s a lot that we can do ourselves at home to ensure our pets remain happy and well.  Checking your pet for just five minutes, once a month could help you spot potential health problems early on, avoiding discomfort for dogs and potentially hefty vet bills for you. I explain more in the video I've made with pet food company Forthglade :

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Christmas Health Warning for Dogs

A Christmas Health Warning

I've recently teamed up with pet food brand Forthglade, to help increase awareness of how dangerous certain Christmas treats may be for our dogs. 60% of owners asked, admit to sharing festive food with their dog.  Which means that around 5.5 million dogs this season could be eating food which is detrimental to their health. Watch our video to find out more:  

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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


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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