HAY FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAMME

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Event 450

Maesllwch Farm Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus
Dairy farming has been much in the news recently: come to Andrew and Rachel Giles’ farm with local vet Barney Sampson to see how their herd of dairy cows produce most of their milk from grass.  Visitors can enter the milking parlour and help to milk some of the cows, as well as see the young calves. Learn how the cows are fed and find out how their four stomachs enable them to digest grass. Samples of dairy products will be provided for tasting and a cheese maker will demonstrate their craft.

A minimum age of 8 is required to take part in this expedition. On the day please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.

These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
4 hours
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Event 451

Trevithel Court Farm Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus
David and Catherine James’s cider orchards are carefully managed to produce a range of cider apples for Bulmers and Gaymers for their premium brands, some of which will be available for tasting. In a happily synergistic relationship with a local beekeeper, the trees are pollinated by bees, the nectar making delicious honey. Look inside the beehives, and learn how bees make honey and store it for the winter. Agronomist Jonathon Harrington leads the tour.
On the day please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
4 hours
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Event 452

Brobury Farm Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus
Charlie and David Blandford’s farm lies alongside the River Wye, in the heart of Kilvert country, and produces top quality lamb and arable crops. Join local farmer Penny Chantler and agronomist Jonathon Harrington on a walk of up to a mile followed by demonstrations of working sheep-dogs, sheep shearing and wool spinning. There will also be the opportunity to taste lamb that has been produced on the farm.

On the day please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
4 hours
This event has taken place