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About Sam Walton

Sam is a farmer’s son from Cheshire and his BIG passion in life is telling everyone the farming story! Sam now works on the Farm at Tatton Park in Cheshire, engaging with the visiting public and helping to educate people all about where their food comes from. In 2018, Sam was awarded the John Platt Travel Scholarship from Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society. Sam used the scholarship to head out to New Zealand to study Agri-tourism and look at farm diversification, to see how New Zealand farmers are engaging with visiting public and getting people onto their farms. As well as working full time on the farm, he also has his own herd of Pedigree Hereford cattle, animals are sold to farms throughout the UK. On a Saturday morning, Sam has his own radio show on the Cheshire radio station Silk 106.9 talking all things farming and what he’s been up to on the Farm.

Farm Diaries

Time for some Tamworth piglets on the farm

With all the local lockdowns, social distancing and having to wear face masks, life on the farm has carried on….

Lockdown Learning

Watch the first calves arrive – with farmer Sam

Farmer Sam is excited to share some good news from the farm. The cows have started calving – Sam’s favourite…

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Covid or not, the lambs are coming

Lockdown has well and truly taken hold, but the animals on the farm don’t know a thing about this and…

Lockdown Learning

Video: Molly the Middle White pig is in labour!

The Middle White is one of the rarest breeds of pig in the world, and at Tatton Park we have…

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Sam on the farm: Scanning for calves

It’s February on the Farm and the days are starting to feel a little longer ever so slightly. When the…

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Rare breed livestock arrive at Tatton Park farm

Well it’s 2020 and Christmas seems like a distant memory, but the farming cycle continues and in the blink of…

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Over to you boys – the ‘tups’ get busy with the ewes

My Grandad was a farmer and he always says to me that there’s no point ever worrying about the weather…

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Sam explains how farmers get their cows pregnant

Cows are pregnant for nine months, and in order have another lot of calves in 2020, it’s time to get…

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Rocky the Hereford bull is off to pastures new

Autumn feels like it’s arrived but the question that everyone is asking is, where was Summer? As the mornings get…

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Hot temperatures cause problems on the farm

As a farmer, I usually find the winter months the most challenging, but the recent high temperatures have made me…

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Baby Boom: Sam explains calving time

I love calving time more than any other time of the farming year, and this one has certainly been extra…

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The lambs have arrived at Tatton Park

Lambing is done and dusted for 2019 and I managed to miss the lot! The lambs look really well and…

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Has ‘Zeus’ the bull done his job?

When it comes to finding out if cows are pregnant, it’s not just a case of buying a pregnancy test…

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Learning from farmers in New Zealand

Last year I was awarded the John Platt Travel Scholarship by Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society. It’s a…

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The sheep are pregnant, but how many will give birth?

It feels like spring is in the air on the farm and there’s no better sign of this than new…