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Visitors to Devon County Show will be able to admire rare breed Mangalitza pig for the first time in the Show’s history Read more

In Britain there are 18 species of resident bats, 16 of which occur in Devon; they feed largely on moths, flies, beetles and other flying insects and are mainly active from spring to autumn. However, from late autumn to early spring their food – flyi Read more


Dartmoor Livestock Protection The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society (jointly with the Dartmoor Commoners' Council) funds the emergency call-out work of the livestock protection officer, Karla McKechnie. If you come across an injured animal anywh Read more

An aspect of Dartmoor’s unique cultural heritage is being opened up to the general public for the first time as part of the annual gathering of sheep off the moor. This special event is taking place at Buckfastleigh Common on Saturday 3 November... Read more

Farming News

National Marine Aquarium welcomes two Sandbar Sharks The UK’s only aquarium to house Sandbar Sharks The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is delighted to announce that it has welcomed new arrivals, two Sandbar Sharks, which are now on display in... Read more


Save a hen’s life on World Animal Day Adopt a flock of hens this World Animal Day to save lives and gain some new family pets in the process. The awareness day takes place on Thursday, 4 October, and you can take action to help save hens from... Read more

Farming News

The British Hen Welfare Trust, which has a re-homing base at South Zeal, is to build a new centre at its headquarters in South Molton this year, thanks to the success of its Christmas Happy Hens Care Home Appeal 2017. The BHWT has had aspirations for Read more

Community News

5th November Festive 'Doggy Day Out' One pawsome event that all pet owners in Tavistock can look forward to is the Festive 'Doggy Day Out', organised by Miss Ivy Events on Sunday 5th November. With a pet shopping zone in the Pannier Market, fun dog Read more

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October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw Read more


Combatting national and international communication breakdowns in mainframe computers is a far cry from tackling canine mobility issues — yet that’s the lifestyle leap taken by Duncan when they moved to Okehampton in 2011. Duncan Croad was living t Read more

Local People

Moss has become rather famous on Facebook for all her interesting daily antics and she has kindly agreed to introduce herself here, before writing for us regularly on our new website: We are very excited to have her as our... Read more

Moss the Dog Blog

Farmers on Dartmoor working together to help raise the profile of both farming and their superior Dartmoor products. Dartmoor and its farmers are intrinsically linked, with one dependent the other. The cattle and sheep help create and shape the... Read more


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