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Weʼre raising £5,000 to buy a tractor with a front end loader to help us care for our rare breed cattle and pigs

Gamblesby, Penrith, UK

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iI have always been passionate about supporting rare breed farm animals and in 2017 my wife and I purchased a small holding of 4.5 acres. We purchased three English Longhorn pregnant cows and began our small hobby. We needed to build a shed so we invested £20,000 in giving them a traditional wooden building that is built entirely of wood so it was environmentally friendly. Trying to give our animals the best has been expensive and during the past year we have found that we desperately need to buy a tractor with a front loader to lift heavy bales of silage during winter. I work away from home in the week so my wife has to try to roll massive bales of silage on her own. We also need to cultivate our land. We now also have two rare breed pigs who are both pregnant. Rare breed means the breed is in danger of ultimately becoming extinct. We are passionate about ensuring this does not happen and we hope you can see this is worthy of your support. We also have a facebook page where we share our joy and photos of our animals with our many followers it is called Ellwood Longhorns. Thank you

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Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 8:02 PM



  • Peter Davies

    Peter Davies

    Jun 11, 2018

    Chris, with my best wishes for this project.


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Chris Blackshaw

Chris Blackshaw

Gamblesby, Penrith, UK

I was born on a Derbyshire Hill Farm on the Chatsworth Estate. I work for the Church of Scotland in Ayrshire supporting and helping farmers who struggle with mental health and suicide issues.

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