Beefing up training

Thursday 7 July 2016

Shuttleworth College is playing host to the National Red Poll Cattle Society Day on Sunday 17 July.

The staging of the important event at Old Warden Park demonstrates the growing reputation of the College as a centre for the training of cattle men and women.

Head of Agriculture Education Anne-Marie Hamilton, the daughter of beef farmers, is keen to ensure that Shuttleworth College is seen as the “future of farming”.

The Red Poll herd at Shuttleworth began with four cows and was boosted by the arrival of Hinwick Zulu (photo), who was secured thanks to a contribution by Jamie Oliver following filming of a farm-to-table TV series episode at the campus in 2013. Zulu went on to sire a sizeable herd and is now considered the “father of the 40 strong family.”

His place as stock bull has been taken over by Heathgate Duke, who will be on parade at the event on 17 July.

“We are going for Premium Health Assured status here at King’s Hill Farm at the Shuttleworth College campus and this accreditation will demonstrate that we help set the standards for training and education.”

Interested in careers in farming? Visit www.shuttleworth.ac.uk for details on courses and open days

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