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Cogges Manor Farm to feature in BBC Countryfile

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 4, 2022

Witney’s Cogges Manor Farm will feature in the next episode of BBC Countryfile.

Marking 100 years of the BBC, in this Sunday's episode – 100 Years of Farming – presenters Adam Henson and Margherita Taylor step back in time and discuss the changing role of women in farming, and how machinery has altered, among other topics.

They will be joined by historians, experts, and people who are working to keep agricultural heritage alive.

Oxford Mail:

There will be a look at the farming present, and will touch upon where British agriculture might be heading.

A century ago Cogges Manor Farm had about 500 acres of land. Today only 17 acres remain, managed and cared for by Cogges Heritage Trust.

Farm Manager Kirsty Grey said: “We still keep some animals at Cogges to preserve the farming tradition and bring life to the farm buildings.

Oxford Mail:

"Many of our animals are breeds traditional to Oxfordshire and help to tell the stories of Cogges through the ages, and give an idea of some of the small scale farming that still takes place in the county and Cotswolds.”

Countryfile is on BBC1 on Sunday September 4 at 7pm.

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