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News & media exploits!

We’d love to have one of those swanky news pages with lovely PDF versions of the articles we’ve been featured in for you to read right here and now (perhaps even with turning pages)… sounds so easy… but sadly it’s not.

So – liking the simple things in life – I’m afraid for the time being all we can put here are links to some of the features and articles we’ve appeared in… if you’d like to read them in the flesh, why not pop along to a course? I’ll happily show you my clippings!

Our TV Work

It all started with the BBC’s first ever Lambing Live.
That catapulted us into the world of TV filming, voice-over recordings and make-up ladies! Since then Great Tre-Rhew has appeared on TV many times, Kate became the One Show’s resident farmer and she now covers health and welfare issues at Crufts for Channel 4 (or as she calls it: “My annual lambing holiday!”)

Check out our YouTube channel to see just a few of our broadcast appearances.

Coleg Gwent News

Kate shares her animal expertise at Crufts, for Channel 4.


British Farmer & Grower, February 2019


Kate on cover girl ‘duty’; championing 
the Great British Livestock story.

Free Press, July 2018

The impact of a long hot summer on winter food supplies.

Countryside Online, 2017

The rewards of diversification for both farm and community.

Countryside Magazine, April 2018

The ups and downs of 7 days in the lambing sheds.

NFU, Farming Wales: Every Month!

Kate’s take on topical issues, seasonal challenges and all things farming: there’s always plenty to write about!

Abergavenny Chronicle, March 2016

Kate is filming at Crufts.

Kate's 'Farmer Focus' column in Farmers Weekly

2013-2015: read all the articles here.

Wales Online, September 2014

We’re number 19 in The Times’ Top 40 Autumnal breaks!

Crossing Borders: Inspirational Women

Kate is one of 21 inspirational women living along the Wales-England border featured in this book by Julia Gregson and Alex Pownell. 
Published by

Western Mail July 2014

Kate is featured in a book!

Abergavenny Chronicle August 2013

Extremely pleased to be shortlisted for two categories in the Monmouthshire Business Awards.

Blackpool Gazette August 2013

Wonderful trubute to our amazing Country Writing tutor, Dad. Written by his friend, Jacqui Morley.


South Wales Argus, August 1st 2012

The lovely Kath Skellon produced this very informative article after a chat (which went on a long time). Thank you Kath.

Blackpool Gazette, July 9th 2012

Wonderful article by Jacqui Morley taking Kate back to her roots (Her home county of Lancashire, not hair dye!) Blackpool Gazette article.


NFU Countryside magazine, June 2012

Kate’s first (and probably only) shot at being a coverstar! Thank you Martin and Laura for a great write up and thanks to Adam for the lovely pictures. More of which can be found here.

The Guardian, April 7th 2012

Guardian reporter Lizzy Davis and photographer Gareth Phillips spent a day with us on one of our first ever lambing courses; see what they thought here…

Western Mail, Country & Farming supplement, March 6th 2012

The Western Mail’s Sally Williams included this article in Country and Farming; it’s a great intro to what we do (shame they’ve left the photos off the online version, but there’s plenty for you to see in our gallery).


South Wales Argus, March 6th 2012

Our first centre spread!  All about new life on Welsh farms and the “unusual” ways farmers in Monmouthshire are finding to make an income.  “Unusual”?  Us?  Never!


BBC Radio Wales, Country Focus, March 2012

The lovely Emma Thomas came all the way out to see us on a Sunday morning, just to record our ramblings; she edited us well!

Listen to part 1    |    Listen to part 2


BBC Radio Wales, Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott (9am weekdays), February 3rd 2012

Our first time on live radio – we’d never even been near a radio studio before – so it went OK, though we say it ourselves.

Abergavenny Chronicle, February 24th 2012

It’s the photo which makes this one – Lass doesn’t stay still for long!

Western Mail, February 22nd 2012

The Western Mail paid us a visit literally days before we opened Kate’s Country School – it was a little hectic at the time but we hope the photographer’s shoes recovered!


Country Life, February 29th 2012

We’ve even had a brief mention in Country Life; amazing, but sadly too small to be on their website… maybe next time?

Smallholder Directory, February 26th 2012

It’s great to be included on the Smallholder Directory website – thank you!

Wye Valley & Vale of Usk, Visitor Guide 2012

You’ll find Kate and her pitchfork on page 22, but why not flick through the other pages too?  There’s so much to see and do in our lovely corner of the country.

Garstang Courier, December 7th 2010

Kate’s parents’ local paper, proud of their local lass, but the best bit… you MUST check out the photo caption… we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Farmer’s Guardian, July 23rd 2010

Written just after Lambing Live, this puts what we do into a proper farming perspective; after all, farming is our family’s life and livelihood, not TV appearances (though we love the mix!)

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