Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust

The Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust is a charity with clear objectives:

  • The annual sponsorship of Nuffield Farming scholars to improve the quality and health of livestock in Great Britain, by furthering research and disseminating the useful results of that research
  • Supporting new entrants to livestock farming 
  • Developing their livestock enterprise
  • Furthering education in livestock breeding, animal husbandry and related subjects.

The charity makes grants and loans, including grants to those new to livestock farming and those developing their livestock enterprises. Dartington Cattle also give guarantees, awards and educational bursaries to approved degree level students in agriculture. Furthermore, they provide travelling scholarships, with preference given to applicants from the West of England.

Tel: 01803 862 971

Email: [email protected]


Scholars Sponsored

Only most recent are listed.

  • 2024

    Laura Awdry

    Growing up on a deer farm in Mid Canterbury, New Zealand, I originally never saw myself pursuing a career in Agriculture but fast-forward in time and I now farm in partnership with my husband on a...

  • 2022

    Kendra Hall

    I grew up in Indiana, USA, on a small family horse farm and feel very lucky to now live in Wiltshire. As a non-farmer who loves farming, I am passionate about sharing the incredible stories of British farming with the wider population.
  • 2019

    Duncan Williams

    I grew up on an arable farm in Essex but very quickly knew a career in livestock was for me.  I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, keen to learn as much as I could about the dairy industry on an international stage.  I completed a year's internship at the University of Illinois, then moved into private dairy practice in South Island New Zealand where I spent two and a half years working as a primary vet on farms ranging from 150 to 5500 cows.