Oenone Turner-Hearn, who is 10, has won Crouchland Farm’s ‘Name the Calf’ competition after a new herd of pedigree Hereford cattle was brought to the farm after a long absence. Oenone’s winning name suggestion was ‘Tabitha’, reflecting the farm being brought back to life. In the New Testament, Tabitha was the name of the woman brought back to life by Saint Peter.

This is the start of the farm’s ambition to grow a breeding herd of pedigree Herefords.

“We have now had five calves born on the farm,” said farm manager, John Scott, “and we are expecting one more by the end of May. As this is the start of a pedigree herd, the first calf to be born on the farm will now be registered with the Hereford Breed Society as ‘Crouchland TABITHA’.”

In a strong second place was ‘Temptress’; an excellent name suggested by Susan Morley because the calf is the first in the building block of a new herd. The second calf born will now be registered as ‘Crouchland TEMPTRESS’.

Oenone wins the prize of a hamper of goodies of her choice from Plaistow Stores worth £50. Susan wins the runner-up prize of a hamper worth £25, also from Plaistow Stores.

We will hold more competitions in the future as our farming and environmental activities grow, so keep an eye on our website at www.artemis.land.