Putting the icing on the cake at British Farming Awards
Herdwatch proudly sponsored the Farmers Guardian ‘s British Farming Awards held in the National Conference Centre in Birmingham this year. We were invigorated by the positivity, great thinking and work that is being done by Farmers throughout Britain. Over 700 farmers and industry professionals attended the awards which showcased the innovation and achievements of farmers across the industry.
Herdwatch sponsored the British Farming Awards ‘Digital Innovator of the Year’ category because we felt we needed to recognise the farmers that were doing their bit to dispel the myth that farmers are not “Techy” and were, like us, trying to push the industry on.
British Farming Awards: Digital Innovator of the Year Overall Winner- Will Evans.
Congratulations to Will Evans who was British Farming Awards Digital Innovator of the Year. Will won the award for his podcast Rock and Roll Farmer. The idea for his podcast came about from being frustrated at how farmers are often portrayed in the media, he came up with the idea of interviewing farmers and those involved in agriculture to dispel some of the myths that have surrounded food production.
Silver Winner- Cannon Hall Farm
Richard Nicholson from Cannon Hall Farm won the silver award for opening up their farm to the world using all social media platforms. They are best known for their Facebook live broadcasts which show life around the farm at the busiest times.
Herdwatch give away an Ipad
Herdwatch also ran a competition on the night to give away a very special Herdwatch engraved Ipad. The lucky winner was Richard Nicholson from Cannon Hall Farm who managed to take a silver award as well as the Ipad.
Herdwatch Members at the British Farming Awards
It was great to have Herdwatch members at the event, both as entrants and guests. Commiserations to Gordon and June Whitford who were finalists in the New Entrant: Against the Odds category.
Congratulations to Suckler and Beef farmers, Jessica and Will Jeans from Cornwall who won our competition for a night away at British Farming Awards. Thanks for joining us on the night as our guests.
Bringing simple Innovation to the Farm
Herdwatch believes in constant innovation on the farm level, we are dedicated to bringing farmers like Jessica, Will, Gordon and June technology that will not only save them time but also help them increase their farm productivity and ultimately increase their farm profitabilty.