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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

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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Molly the Middle White 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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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…