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Reaseheath celebrates 100 years of cheesemaking at world’s largest cheese show

The International Cheese and Dairy Awards – the world’s largest cheese and dairy show – gave us the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of cheese making in our centenary year. Reaseheath has been training dairy students since its launch as the Cheshire School of Agriculture in 1921 and we marked the special occasion by producing …

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Jack awarded scholarship to explore fish behaviour

BSc Wildlife Conservation and Ecology graduate Jack Wootton spent the summer studying how fish respond to reflective stimuli after being awarded a research scholarship by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW). Jack, who is passionate about fish welfare and is particularly keen to improve the living conditions of fish in aquaria, applied for his scholarship while …

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From horticulture student to world class landscaper

Talented Reaseheath College trained landscape gardener Matt Beesley has proved he is among the world’s best by taking silver at the WorldSkills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Matt, from Winsford, and fellow team member Jonathan Gill, from Northern Ireland, achieved Britain’s first ever medal in landscape gardening at the global, Olympics style final. The pair had to prove …

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Reaseheath agriculture graduates launch calf rearing business

Reaseheath agricultural graduates Chris Webb and Larry Anscombe have joined forces to form a thriving calf rearing business. Along with their friend Chris Roberts, the entrepreneurial pair launched their calf unit while they were first year degree students and continued to expand it alongside their studies. They have grown quickly from an initial intake of 30 calves …

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Plough Sunday raises awareness of farming charity

Local parishioners and members of the agricultural community came together to celebrate the new farming year at a Plough Sunday service held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich. A packed congregation of almost 100 gathered at Reaseheath’s Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology to take part in the service and afterwards enjoyed a soup, bread and cake lunch …

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Reaseheath graduate Rick grows his career as Chartered Landscape Architect

Previously a self-employed gardener Rick joined Reaseheath to develop his business and future prospects. Rick completed his BSc (Hons) Landscape Design and Management in 2014, achieving First Class Honours, after ‘topping up’ his Foundation Degree in Garden and Landscape Design that he’d previously studied at Reaseheath. Since graduating Rick’s completed a Masters degree in Landscape …

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Agriculture graduate receives prestigious NFU Mutual ‘Centenary Award’

Reaseheath graduate Joe Collins has been selected as one of four high-performing agricultural postgraduates who have received this year’s NFU Mutual Charitable Trust’s ‘Centenary Award’. Shropshire-based Joe graduated from Reaseheath in 2015 with an FdSc in Agriculture before topping-up his foundation degree at Harper Adams University. Joe fought off stiff competition from postgraduates from across …

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The Skyr’s the limit for Yorkshire Dales farmer

A pioneering Skipton farmer Sam Moorhouse is Britain’s first to make and sell a healthy Icelandic style super-yogurt. After completing his National Diploma in Agriculture at Reaseheath and spending time travelling Australia Sam knew he wanted to focus on the future of his family farm. Sam of Hesper Farm at Bell Busk, initially launched Hesper Farm Skyr at the 2015 Harrogate …

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Ambitious young farmer achieves dairy herd manager role

Ambitious young farmer Owen Davies started his career in Australia after completing his Foundation Degree at Reaseheath. This international job opportunity came about for Owen whilst he was still a student after impressing our then farm manager Mark Yearsley. Mark, who has since moved to a senior dairy operations management post in Australia, approached Owen …

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