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By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

  • Rebecca Tonks of St Ewe Eggs Winner Best Woman

  • EGG SUCCESS: Above, Rebecca Tonks, Farmer of The Year, with Alan Goddard, of Cornish Mutual; below, from left, Lisa Robinson, Pam Johns, Kevin George and Susan Reynolds from Coodes' team.

  • TROPHIES: Winners of the Cornwall Farming Awards 2014.

  • Neil Chamberlain or Worldwide Financial Planning, Rebecca Tonks of St Ewe Eggs Winner Best Woman

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A FARMER from the Roseland took two top prizes at the Cornwall Farm Business Awards.

At the Royal Cornwall Showground, Rebecca Tonks, who runs St Ewe Free Range Eggs based at Tregony with her parents Richard and Christine, was named Cornwall's Farmer of the Year and Best Woman in Farming.

Ms Tonks said: "This award isn't for me – it's just a real team effort. My dad is really committed to high nutrition for our birds, which is why our eggs are proving so popular. We're now in three main supermarkets between here and Wiltshire, and these awards are a testament to our collective hard work."

Pam Johns, agricultural specialist at Coodes Solicitors, said: "St Ewe is a brilliant example of how Cornish farming is making an impact on a national scale. They've focused on a really good quality product with superb marketing, which is now finding great commercial success."

St Ewe Free Range Eggs, based at Ventonwyn Farm, packages and sells eggs from 42,000 high-welfare birds. They are stocked at Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda stores in Cornwall, Devon and beyond.

Also triumphant were: Neville Morrow, Ladock, named Best Dairy Farmer; David Buscombe, of Cornish Mill and Bakehouse at St Newlyn East, who was Best Farm Processor; and Nathan Pryor, of Stithians, who won Best Young Farmer.

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