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This page lists all sorts of things that are going on in Devon that are relevant to Smallholders. These may be seminars or sales presentations organised by vets or solicitors, on-line events and DASH meetings.

West Devon meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month and East Devon meetings are normally the last Wednesday in the month.


Wednesday 27th March 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - East Devon Sheep Chat

At the Coldharbour Farm Shop East Hill, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1QL

Are you lambing for the first time? Thinking about keeping sheep and want to know what’s involved? Or an old hand with our woolly friends? Then come along to sheep chat.

Dan Leyman of Vale Vets will be on hand to answer all your sheep and lambing related questions. He’s a font of knowledge on all things ovine and it’s the perfect opportunity to ask all those questions you always want to ask your vet on their visit but never have time to!

Delicious, home cooked two course meal available for £12 a head- this month it’s Andrea’s own lamb hotpot with a choice of two desserts. Non members welcome to come along and join on the night.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 10th April 5pm - West Devon Canoe Trip

Paul from the Bude Canoe Experience is taking us for a fun 2 hour paddle on the Bude Canal.

We will learn the basics of open canoe paddling, learn a little local history and hopefully see some wildlife.

You must be 18 or over and must be named on your current DASH membership. This is open to DASH members of all areas, (subject to above criteria).

More information can be found at www.canoebude.com

Please read paddling information and terms before putting your name down.

As with all DASH meetings there is no cost. To take part, please send an email to communications@devonsmallholders.co.uk with your name and your DASH membership number

There are only 12 places available. If the evening is oversubscribed individual names will be drawn out of a hat at the next West Devon meeting on the 13th March at the Rydon Inn, Holsworthy.

Your e-mail will be passed to Paul so he can contact you with further joining instructions.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 24th April - East Devon Cattle Chat

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 8th May - South Yeo Farm East Farm Visit

Come and meet Gillian's sheep at South Yeo Farm East, Northlew, West Devon.

Gillian is one of our trainers, who runs the sheep and lambing courses. More information about this visit to follow.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Thursday 16th May - Saturday 18th May - Devon County Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Devon County Show. www.devoncountyshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 22nd June - Sunday 23rd June - Axe Vale Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Axe Vale Show. www.axevaleshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 25th July - Launceston Agricultural Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Launceston Agricultural Show. www.launcestonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 27th July - Mid Devon Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Mid Devon Show. www.middevonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Sunday 28th July - Totnes & District Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Totnes & District Show. www.totnesshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Monday 29th July - Woolsery Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Woolsery Show. www.woolseryshow.org.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Wednesday 31st July - Yealmpton show

Look out for the DASH stand at Yealmpton show. www.yealmptonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 1st August - Honiton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Honiton Show . www.honitonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Wednesday 7th August - North Devon Show

Look out for the DASH stand at North Devon Show. www.northdevonshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 8th August - Okehampton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Okehampton Show. www.okehamptonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Monday 12th August 6:30pm - Small Scale Pig Producers

At the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter EX1 3RN

The topic is is disease surveillance.

The evening is free and supper is included.

For more information see pork.ahdb.org.uk/pig-production/small-scale-producers

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 15th August - Chagford Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Chagford Show. www.chagfordshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 22nd August - Holsworthy & Stratton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Holsworthy & Stratton Show. www.holsworthyandstrattonagriculturalshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


October - South Molton Apple Fair - See the newsletter for details

Look out for the DASH stand at South Molton Apple Fair. www.orchardslive.org.uk/events-courses/smaf/south-molton-apple-fair-apple-and-craft-show-2017

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.