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Cobthorn Trust announces death of livestock conservationist Andrew Sheppy

10th May 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The Cobthorn Trust has announced the death of Andrew Sheppy, one of the country’s leading livestock breed conservationists.

Andrew SheppyAndrew, who was described as a ‘champion of the Oxford Sandy & Black’, died on Tuesday, following an accident at his farm.

Andrew was a trustee of the Cobthorn Trust, which based at Cobthorn Farm, in Somerset, has been dedicated to conservation activities since 1986. Cobthorn Farm has been involved in rare breed farming since 1959, while Andrew was one of the founding fathers of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) and served as a trustee for many years.

In a statement, the Trust said: “We are so very sad to announce the passing of Andrew Sheppy, a man we love and admire so much."

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