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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  • Grazer of the Week Sinead the Carningli Hill Pony
    21 hours 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
    2 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
    4 days 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
    6 days 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
  • Grazer of the Week!  We are on the lookout
    1 week ago by pontcymru Grazer of the Week! . We are on the lookout for Wales' most wildlife-friendly grazing animals. . We would like to introduce you to Stu and his friends Jeff and Giant. Stu is a yearling Dexter, owned by a group of friends affectionately known as ‘Cow Club’. Stu and his small herd are grazing The Dranges Nature Reserve, which is owned and managed by  @wildlifetrustsww  . . The Dranges is a mixture of woodland, wetland and Rhos pasture which has the potential to be an important site for the endangered Marsh Fritillary Butterfly on the Gower Peninsula. Stu and his
  • We have recently introduced two Gower Hill Ponies to the
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru We have recently introduced two Gower Hill Ponies to the western scrapes at  @wwtllanelli . They will be keeping the rush under control until water levels are dropped and cattle are reintroduced in May. Rush is higher in sugars than the surrounding grasses over winter, so it's much more palatable. Grazing animals are an essential part of the habitat management here as they keep the vegetation short for lapwings. Lapwings are ground nesting birds and they rely on a short turf so they can see predators approaching. For this reason, you often see them cohabiting with grazing animals. It is hoped