PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

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PONT works with individuals and organisations to deliver appropriate grazing regimes for the benefit of wildlife, both on individual sites and at a local and regional level.

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  • Species in Focus Ring Ouzel  The Ring Ouzel Turdus
    1 day ago by pontcymru Species in Focus; Ring Ouzel . The Ring Ouzel, Turdus torquatus, is a member of the Thrush family, but not the type you are likely to spot on your bird table! This distinctive bird, the males with their white breast band, are on the red list in the UK and can mainly be found in upland areas. . In South Wales, Craig-Cerreg-Gleisiad and Fan Frynych NNR in the  @breconbeacons  National Park is an important breeding site for these threatened birds. . The hardy hill ponies of Craig -Cerreg-Gleisiad create the perfect mosaic of short sward and heather for breeding Ring
  • FREE TRAINING Dogs in the Countryside   Do you
    3 days ago by pontcymru FREE TRAINING; Dogs in the Countryside . . Do you look after a site which is used by dogs and their owners? . We are running a FREE training course on the 15th March 2019, to help you get up to date with current policy and best practise. You will also learn methods for management and have an opportunity to network. Link for more info in bio http://ow.ly/w9pG50lxelr . .  #training   #dogsinthecountryside   #grazingisamazing   #poriynrhagori   #dogs   #pontcymru   #dogsofinstagram   #northwales   #northwaleslive   #loggerheadscountrypark   #freetraining   #northwalestagram   #northwaleslife   #farming   #countrysidemanagement   #farmingnorthwales   #naturereservemanagement   #habitatmanagement 
  • Grazer of the Week Sinead the Carningli Hill Pony
    4 days ago by pontcymru Grazer of the Week; Sinead the Carningli Hill Pony . . This is Sinead, originally a  @gowerponies  , who now grazes at sites around  @pembscoast , with her herd, Ceri, Louise, Kim and Hannah. . . The beautiful Carningli Hills are of exceptional importance to many species, including rare bog flora such as bog orchid and marsh clubmoss. A reduction in grazing of common land is threatening Mynydd Carningli This is causing a decline in the condition of the heathland and this is where Sinead and her herd come in! . . This small herd of hardy ponies have been grazing
  • Happy Valentines Day all! Even our grazing animals have been
    6 days ago by pontcymru Happy Valentines Day all! Even our grazing animals have been given a gift this year, with their own method of online dating! 'Tudder' is a brand-new app, by  @SellMyLivestock  , which "seeks to unite sheepish farm animals with their soulmates". Just a gimmick, or a useful tool for farmers? Read more on our website and comment below to let us know your thoughts!
  • What makes cattle so good for conservation grazing? Just take
    1 week ago by pontcymru What makes cattle so good for conservation grazing? Just take a look at that tongue! They use their tongues to pull vegetation into their mouths, often leaving reservoirs of vegetation which can be used by small mammals and insects. They are unselective grazers, which means that certain plant species are not targeted and grazed out of a habitat, leaving a biodiverse sward. They are also great scrub-bashers, preventing scrub encroachment into meadow habitat. They are the ultimate habitat manager's friends! . If you are interested in conservation grazing your land, get in touch and we can advise you or even
  • The Kenfig ewes are heading home for a touch of
    1 week ago by pontcymru The Kenfig ewes are heading home for a touch of TLC and a check up before lambing starts in earnest. Pre-lambing vaccinations are in order as well as a check of body condition. Some will stay home to lamb while others will head back to the dunes to carry on the good work there . Grazier Lloyd Williams