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Trying my hand at lambing!

“Hi, I’m Chris Cromar and I’m a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture student.

I come from an arable farm in Northumberland, and although I’m hoping to stay with cereals, I was really keen to try my hand at lambing.

Here’s what happened during my first experience in the lambing sheds.

I’d only been on duty for half an hour when I delivered my first lamb! It really opened my eyes to a different aspect of farming. Dealing with livestock is something I don’t have much experience in and it was really rewarding knowing that I’d brought a new lamb into the world.”

Reaseheath Holsteins welcomes new bloodlines

Reaseheath College has purchased 33 new pedigree Holstein heifers to help secure the long term performance of the college’s elite dairy herd.

The freshly calved heifers, which have been imported from 12 guaranteed TB free breeders in northern Germany, have been genetically selected to raise the levels of fat and protein in the herd’s milk without adversely affecting its volume.

It is the first time that Reaseheath has bought in dairy cows since its purchase of the Genus MOET high genetic merit herd in 2010 and the arrival of the new cows is viewed as a significant milestone.

Forklift training centre celebrates 2000th customer!

Reaseheath’s forklift truck and telescopic handler training centre welcomed its 2000th trainee to the college last week. The centre, managed by Chris Mann delivers a range of training courses in the operation of forklifts and material handling equipment (MHE). Our newest recruit will follow in the footsteps of industry professionals, members of the public and […]

Stock judging success for Reaseheath students

Two teams of Reaseheath agriculture students secured top marks for stock judging in the East of England Smithfield Festival 2015. The festival, held in Peterborough, saw students compete in the ‘College Challenge’, a cross-college stock judging competition, open to all educational establishments running land-based courses. 22 teams from 12 land-based colleges entered the competition, including […]

Study tour 2015

Level 3 subsidiary diploma in agriculture students have just returned from their study tour in Ireland. The focus of the trip has been dairy and beef research. During the jam-packed week students had the opportunity to visit Teagasc Kildalton College, Moorepark Research Centre and a 300 cow greenfield research farm in County Kilkenny along with a host […]