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Cider">Series 3: 11. Ice Cream And Cider

Goat ice cream producers Ian and Lauren and seventh-generation farmers turned cider producers Shawn and Trudie compete with the weather and the World Cup to sell their premium p ...

22-01-2019

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Series 3: 3. Flowers

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 3. Flowers

Flower farmer Shelley Sishton and sweet pea grower Darren Everest compete at the Kent County Show. Their displays are bespoke and spectacular as they go all out for a gold card.

22-01-2019

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Awards">Series 3: 10. Young Farmer Awards

Three passionate young farmers, the next generation of rising talent, battle it out at The Farmers Weekly Awards. Who will be crowned Young Farmer of the Year?

21-01-2019

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Series 3: 2. Sheep And Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 2. Sheep And Pigs

Sheep farmers Ian and Fiona compete at the Yeovil Show alongside the Wills family, who run a mixed farm and exhibit pigs. All hope to build their reputations for prizewinning st ...

21-01-2019

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Series 3: 9. Sausages And Wine

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 9. Sausages And Wine

The Shrewsbury Food Festival plays host to first generation farmer Sam and the family-run Kerry Vale Vineyard, as they try to sell out of their rare breed pork and English wine.

18-01-2019

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Series 3: 8. Dexter Cattle

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 8. Dexter Cattle

Veterinary surgeon Robin goes head to head with experienced breeder 81-year-old Di with their diminutive Dexter cattle in the national competition at the Royal Norfolk Show.

17-01-2019

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Series 3: 7. Sausage And Herbs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 7. Sausage And Herbs

Passionate pig farmer Keith and budding herb grower Peter battle the temperamental British weather to get their premium produce to families and friends at the long-established B ...

16-01-2019

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Series 3: 1. Honey And Veg

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 1. Honey And Veg

Ireland's only full-time female beekeeper Valentine Hodges and market gardener John McCormick meet their regular customers and discover new ones while selling their skincar ...

16-01-2019

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Series 3: 6. Sheep And Honey

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 6. Sheep And Honey

Inner-city farm manager Tom competes with his show-winning sheep at the vibrant London-based Lambeth Country Show, while beekeeper Paul strives to sell his produce to support lo ...

15-01-2019

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Series 3: 5. Cattle

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 5. Cattle

Highland cattle farmers Simon and Emma show their finest bull and dream of winning big at the Great Yorkshire Show. In the shorthorn category, Stuart and Gail take a big step an ...

14-01-2019

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Series 3: 4. Sheep And Goats

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 3: 4. Sheep And Goats

Dairy farmer Tereza shows her prize goats with the help of young protege Matthew at the Tendring Hundred Show, while aspiring farmer and agricultural assessor Mark competes for ...

11-01-2019

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 20. Salt And Crisps

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 20. Salt And Crisps

At the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, potato farmer Anthony Froggatt hopes to attract interest in his premium crisp products made on his farm in Staffordshire, while & ...

24-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 19. Dexter Cattle Auction

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 19. Dexter Cattle Auction

Cattle farmers Kim from Somerset and husband-and-wife team Geoff and Bev head to Sedgemoor Auction, one of the largest livestock markets in the country, to sell a selection of t ...

17-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 18. Sheepdogs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 18. Sheepdogs

Sheepdog trainers and farmers James Read from Lincolnshire and Cheshire-based James Gilman compete alongside man's best friend in the sheepdog trials at the Hope Agricultur ...

16-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 17. Goats

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 17. Goats

At the Cotswold's Moreton-in-Marsh Show, competitive Oxfordshire-based breeder Betty Judge shows 21 of her cherished pygmy goats, while 20-year-old Laura Ketley from Warwic ...

10-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 16. Flowers

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 16. Flowers

Flower farmer Natalie Davis from Worcestershire and arable farmer Cate Morris from Gloucestershire use flowers from their farms to create stunning floral displays, as they try t ...

09-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 15. Gin And Eggs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 15. Gin And Eggs

Cornish poultry farmer Rebecca Tonks hopes to attract attention to her new egg products at the Speciality Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia, while Northampton-based Tom an ...

03-10-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 14. Diversification Award

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 14. Diversification Award

Three inspirational farming families with real ingenuity and determination are up against each other for the Diversification of the Year Award at the Farmers Weekly Awards.

02-10-2018

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13. Ploughing">Series 2 30-minute Versions: 13. Ploughing

Farmers and traditional horsemen Paul from Bedfordshire and John from Hampshire show the skill and passion needed to do well in one of the country's top ploughing competiti ...

26-09-2018

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12. Poultry">Series 2 30-minute Versions: 12. Poultry

Rev Daniel Reed from Cornwall shows his prizewinning ducks, while Gabbie Franklin from Herefordshire exhibits her chickens in the competitive poultry classes at the Pembrokeshir ...

25-09-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 11. Sheep

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 11. Sheep

Sheep farmers Neil and Rhian from the Brecon Beacons and Crymych-based shepherds Mandy and Derek hope to beat the competition with their pedigree-breed sheep at the Pembrokeshir ...

19-09-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 10. Agricultural Student Of The Year

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 10. Agricultural Student Of The Year

Five young farmers battle it out at the British Farming Awards, all hoping to become Agricultural Student of the Year.

18-09-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 3. Killin

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 3. Killin

Local farmers Neil and Eilidh Campbell face Willie and Sandra Taylor in the competitive cattle classes at Killin Agricultural Show in Scotland.

22-08-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 2. Edenbridge Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 2. Edenbridge Pigs

Pig farmers Debbie Dallaway from Hawkhurst in Kent and Sussex-based mother-son duo Michaela and Oliver hope their best pedigree pigs can earn them a flurry of red rosettes at th ...

21-08-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 1. Farm Worker Of The Year

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 1. Farm Worker Of The Year

Three influential farm workers, all essential to the success of their farms, go up against each other. They are all hoping to be named Farm Worker of the Year at the prestigious ...

15-08-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 9. Gransden Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 9. Gransden Pigs

Pedigree pig farmers David and Linda from Essex, and Hayley Lake from Norfolk have their eyes on the prize when they enter the show ring at the Gransden Show in Cambridgeshire.

26-07-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 8. Apples And Pears

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 8. Apples And Pears

Two fruit-growing 'apple entrepreneurs' compete at the Malvern Autumn Show. Both want to give their exceptional fruit and farm-produced juices a real boost, and winnin ...

25-07-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 7. Shire Horses

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 7. Shire Horses

23-year-old horse breeder Molly from Kent and Surrey-based friends Jackie and Paul have winning on their minds as they enter their beloved shire horses in the heavy horse compet ...

24-07-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 6. Honey And Veg

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 6. Honey And Veg

Two produce farmers hope to sell out at London's oldest farmers' market in Islington - Nigel Dyer, a fruit and veg grower from Cambridgeshire, and London beekeeper Cur ...

23-07-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 5. Venison And Beer

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 5. Venison And Beer

Two very different farm producers attend the annual Farnham Food Festival to sell their products to the public. Gamekeeper and butcher Jack is promoting his wild venison, and cr ...

20-07-2018

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Series 2 30-minute Versions: 4. Against The Odds

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2 30-minute Versions: 4. Against The Odds

Five groups of dedicated farmers from across the country go up against each other as they try to win the Against the Odds category at the British Farming Awards.

19-07-2018

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Series 1: 12. Cheese

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 12. Cheese

The cheddar-making Clothier family from Somerset and Pylle-based goats' cheesemaker Roger compete against the cream of the crop at the prestigious Global Cheese Awards at F ...

08-02-2018

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Series 1: 7. Ludlow

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 7. Ludlow

Dairy farmer turned ice cream maker Gillian from Droitwich and Wolverhampton-based rapeseed oil artisans Rupert and Tracey sell their products at Ludlow Food Festival.

07-02-2018

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Series 1: 11. Alpacas

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 11. Alpacas

Alpaca breeders Barbara and Paul from Cumbria and Jean and Stewart from Scotland show off these gentle and characterful animals at the Westmorland County Show.

06-02-2018

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Series 2: 20. Diversification Award

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 20. Diversification Award

Three inspirational farming families, with real ingenuity and determination, are up against each other for the Diversification of the Year Award at the Farmers Weekly Awards.

30-01-2018

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Series 2: 19. Salt And Crisps

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 19. Salt And Crisps

At the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, potato farmer Anthony Froggatt hopes to attract interest in his premium crisp products made on his farm in Staffordshire. Meanwhi ...

29-01-2018

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Series 2: 18. Apples And Pears

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 18. Apples And Pears

Two fruit-growing 'apple entrepreneurs' compete at the Malvern Autumn Show. Both want to give their exceptional fruit and farm-produced juices a real boost, and winnin ...

26-01-2018

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Series 2: 17. Agricultural Student Of The Year

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 17. Agricultural Student Of The Year

Five young farmers battle it out at the British Farming Awards, all hoping to become Agricultural Student of the Year.

25-01-2018

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Series 2: 16. Ploughing

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 16. Ploughing

Farmers and traditional horsemen Paul from Bedfordshire and John from Hampshire show the skill and passion needed to do well in one of the country's top ploughing competiti ...

24-01-2018

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Series 2: 15. Gransden Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 15. Gransden Pigs

Series in which farming families attempt to win prizes by demonstrating specialist farming skills. Pedigree pig farmers David and Linda from Essex and Hayley Lake from Norfolk h ...

23-01-2018

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Series 2: 14. Dexter Cattle Auction

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 14. Dexter Cattle Auction

Cattle farmers Kim from Somerset and husband-wife team Geoff and Bev head to Sedgemoor Auction, one of the largest livestock markets in the country, to sell a selection of their ...

22-01-2018

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Series 2: 13. Venison And Beer

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 13. Venison And Beer

Today, two very different farm producers attend the annual Farnham Food Festival to sell their products to the public. Gamekeeper and butcher Jack promotes his wild venison and ...

19-01-2018

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Series 2: 12. Flowers

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 12. Flowers

Today, flower farmer Natalie Davis from Worcestershire and arable farmer Cate Morris from Gloucestershire use flowers from their farms to create stunning floral displays to impr ...

18-01-2018

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Series 2: 11. Farm Worker Of The Year

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 11. Farm Worker Of The Year

Today, three influential farm workers, all essential to the success of their farms, go up against each other. They are all hoping to be named Farm Worker of the Year at the pres ...

17-01-2018

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Series 2: 10. Sheep

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 10. Sheep

Sheep farmers Neil and Rhian from the Brecon Beacons and Crymych-based shepherds Mandy and Derek hope to beat the competition with their pedigree breed sheep at the Pembrokeshir ...

16-01-2018

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Series 2: 9. Against The Odds

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 9. Against The Odds

Five groups of dedicated farmers from across the country compete as they try to win 2017's Against the Odds category at The British Farming Awards.

15-01-2018

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Series 2: 8. Shire Horses

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 8. Shire Horses

Poultry farmer Rebecca hopes to attract attention to her new egg products. Molly, Jackie and Paul have winning on their minds as they enter their shire horses.

12-01-2018

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Series 2: 7. Gin And Eggs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 7. Gin And Eggs

Cornish poultry farmer Rebecca Tonks hopes to attract attention to her new egg products at the Speciality Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia. Northampton-based Tom and Tina ...

11-01-2018

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Series 2: 6. Goats

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 6. Goats

At the Cotswolds' Moreton-in-Marsh Show, competitive Oxfordshire-based breeder Betty Judge shows 21 of her cherished pygmy goats, while 20-year-old Laura Ketley from Warwic ...

10-01-2018

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Series 2: 5. Edenbridge Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 5. Edenbridge Pigs

Pig farmers Debbie from Hawkhurst in Kent, and Sussex-based mother-son duo Michaela and Oliver hope their best pedigree pigs can earn them a flurry of red rosettes at the Edenbr ...

09-01-2018

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Series 2: 4. Killin

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 4. Killin

It's a battle of the clans at Killin Agricultural Show in Scotland as local farmers Neil and Eilidh Campbell face Willie and Sandra Taylor in the competitive cattle classes.

08-01-2018

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Series 2: 3. Honey And Veg

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 3. Honey And Veg

Two produce farmers hope to sell out at London's oldest farmers' Market in Islington - Nigel Dyer, a fruit and veg grower from Cambridgeshire, and London bee keeper Cu ...

05-01-2018

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Series 2: 2. Poultry

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 2. Poultry

Rev Daniel Reed from Cornwall shows his prize-winning ducks, whilst Gabbie Franklin from Herefordshire exhibits her chickens in the competitive poultry classes at the Pembrokesh ...

04-01-2018

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Series 2: 1. Sheepdogs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 2: 1. Sheepdogs

Sheepdog trainers and farmers, James Read from Lincolnshire and Cheshire-based James Gilman, compete alongside man's best friend in the Sheepdog Trials at the Hope Agricult ...

03-01-2018

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Series 1 30-minute Versions: 5. Cheese

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1 30-minute Versions: 5. Cheese

The cheddar-making Clothier family from Somerset and Pylle-based goat's cheesemaker Roger compete against the cream of the crop at the prestigious Global Cheese Awards in F ...

28-07-2017

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Series 1 30-minute Versions: 4. Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1 30-minute Versions: 4. Pigs

Pig-farming family Clive, Hilary and Rebecca from in the south west of England and Barbara from Wales are hoping to win prizes for their best pigs at the Dorset County Show.

27-07-2017

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Series 1 30-minute Versions: 3. Sheepdogs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1 30-minute Versions: 3. Sheepdogs

Sheepdog trainers and farmers Shirley from Lancashire and Yorkshire-based John compete alongside man's best friend at the Nidderdale Agricultural Show.

26-07-2017

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Series 1 30-minute Versions: 2. Against The Odds

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1 30-minute Versions: 2. Against The Odds

Five groups of dedicated farmers from across the country go up against each other as they try to win the Against the Odds category at the British Farming Awards.

25-07-2017

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Series 1 30-minute Versions: 1. Dairy Cows

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1 30-minute Versions: 1. Dairy Cows

Dairy farmers Ben and Holly from Eynsford in Kent come up against their neighbour and friend Trevor from Guston at the Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show in Surrey.

24-07-2017

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Series 1: 15. College Challenge

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 15. College Challenge

Next-generation farmers Luke and Alice from Daventry and Iwan from Wales have their farming knowledge put to the test at the East of England Smithfield Festival College Challenge.

03-03-2017

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Series 1: 14. Wine

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 14. Wine

Winemakers Bob, Annie and Sam from Bodmin and Kim and John from Penzance put their wines to the test during blind tastings at the South West Vineyard Competition in Cornwall.

02-03-2017

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Series 1: 13. Winter Pigs

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 13. Winter Pigs

Farming series. Pig farmers Nick from Gamlingay and David from Leeds show their large whites in a bid to bring home the bacon at the English Winter Fair.

01-03-2017

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Series 1: 10. Cream Awards

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 10. Cream Awards

Two young farmers with cutting-edge ideas compete against each other in the Cream Awards. Hayden from Helston and Jack from Launceston are both hoping to walk away with the Youn ...

24-02-2017

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Series 1: 9. Sheep

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 9. Sheep

Dorset-based sheep farmers Jo and Dan from Beaminster and Jon and Justine from Stalbridge get ready to show off the best of their flock at the Melplash Agricultural Show in Dorset.

23-02-2017

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Series 1: 8. Horses

The Farmers' Country Showdown - Series 1: 8. Horses

Traditional farmers and horsemen Robert from the New Forest and Dan from the Surrey Hills show the skill and passion needed to do well in one of the country's top ploughing ...

22-02-2017

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