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  • Okehampton Show by Terry Nott 19 August, 2014

    The Okehampton Show, which takes place at Stoney Park Showground, is Dartmoor’s largest agricultural show and a highlight of the summer for the local agricultural community. “You usually get a rainy Okehampton show once every 4 or 5 years, and this year was one of them,” said Terry. “It was very wet, but it was still a great show and well...More

  • Important farm safety this summer 15 August, 2014
    Picture of Child with Animals

    "The farm is such a busy place that there are lots of hazards to be alert to in the warm summer weather. These include...Tractors & MachineryWatch out for tractors and machinery. Tractors, by their sheer size, mean that any collision with a person is likely to result in serious injury or death. Please remember that children must not ride on...More

  • Slurry pit dangers by Nigel Lyons 31 July, 2014

    "The UK dairy population is around 2 million head of cattle so with current storage requirements and high rainfall over the last two winters, this has made slurry storage even more difficult.In 2012 working around slurry pits became the focus of attention for the farming community when, in Northern Ireland,  three members of the same family died...More

  • Jeff's viewpoint from Stithians Show 24 July, 2014

    Stithians Show, which began in 1834, has grown over the years to become Cornwall’s biggest one-day agricultural show, attracting thousands of people to the showground between Truro and Helston.The show is one of the highlights of the summer events calendar for many of our Members, and so the Cornish Mutual team always enjoy attending and meeting...More

  • Keep calm and be patient with tractors this summer 18 July, 2014
    Tractor & Trailer

    As we head into the peak season for holiday makers and the harvest approaches for farmers, roads across the Westcountry will be getting busier and the likelihood of drivers finding themselves held up in traffic caused by agricultural vehicles will increase. While it can be frustrating being stuck in queues behind tractors and slow moving vehicles,...More

  • Young Farmers – Our continued support 18 July, 2014

    "We have strong roots in the South West agricultural community so supporting the next generation of farmers is close to our heart and something we have been doing for decades - we have certainly found adverts from the 60s showing our support for the Young Farmers. This year we are pleased to say that it continues as we have helped the Federations...More

  • Meet our Member Services Advisors - Hayley 10 July, 2014

    Q. Hayley, what is your role within the Member Services team?A. Well I work as a Member Services Advisor in the personal insurance section, which means I help our Members with any queries they may have about their home or motor insurance policies. Mostly this is done over the phone, but our Members are equally welcome to come and see us at our...More

  • Devon County Show - An Inspector's View 23 June, 2014

    “We are now in the midst of the Westcountry’s lively agricultural show season, and as the South West’s only insurer for farms, businesses and individuals in the region, we always enjoy the chance to take a leading role in these important events.Our team once again manned a stand opposite the livestock arena at the Devon County Show, and welcomed...More

  • Meet our Member Services Advisors - Roney 30 May, 2014

    Q. Roney, can you please explain what your role in the Member Services team involves? A. I’ve been working for Cornish Mutual for 18 months now, predominantly in the fleet department. The department takes care of agricultural fleet accounts for farmers which have over 6 vehicles to insure. We also take care of commercial accounts for business...More

  • Out & about in the South West - 2014 22 May, 2014

    As an insurer of people, farms and businesses across the South West, we feel strongly about supporting local communities and events. We always look forward to the spring and summer months as the agricultural show season gets underway, where you can be sure to find us out and about at a range of shows and events all over the South West. Our first...More

  • Meet our Member Services Advisors - Daniel 14 May, 2014

    Q. So Daniel, can you briefly explain what it is you do at Cornish Mutual? A. I underwrite commercial business insurance properties, which means that after Members have been visited by their Local Insurance Inspector, the information is passed on to me to assess and write the quotes for their policies. We do also have some enquiries which come...More

  • Inheritance planning for Business and Farm owners 09 May, 2014

    ‘Should five per cent appear too smallBe thankful I don’t take it allNow my advice for those who dieDeclare the pennies on your eyes’..."Immortal lyrics from The Beatles, who’ve undoubtedly added to Treasury coffers over the years. Unless you’re overly keen to share with the taxman, every farmer, land owner and business owner should have a...More

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