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.

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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.

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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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  • Our grazeroftheweek this week is Rhos the belted galloway Rhos
    3 days ago by pontcymru Our  #grazeroftheweek  this week is Rhos the belted galloway. Rhos is one of three belties grazing at Y Gweira Nature Reserve near Llantrisant Common, owned and managed by  @wildlifetrustsww  . As with most grasslands, grazing (or a simulation of) is needed in order to maintain the balance of species. At Y Gweira, three heifers owned by local grazier Huw Rees are helping to prevent the rushes, brambles and young birch scrub from becoming too vigorous. You can read more about this on our website pontcymru.org/rhos-belted-galloway (link in bio) Would you like to show off your grazing animals? You can enter
  • Are you aware of the benefits of a healthy hedgerow
    5 days ago by pontcymru Are you aware of the benefits of a healthy hedgerow on a farm? To name a few, hedgerows can prevent soil erosion, increase pollinators, shelter crops and livestock and even reduce the need to use pesticides on a farm Learn more about hedgerows on our website pontcymru.org/nature-friendly-farming-series-hedgerows  #naturefriendlyfarmingseries   #pontcymru   #grazingisamazing   #poriynrhagori   #conservationgrazing   #wildlife   #conservation   #forage   #livestock   #farmingwithwildlife   #farmers   #wales   #cymru   #nature   #environment   #biodiversity   #farmingwithnature   #hedgerows   #naturefriendlyfarmingnetwork   #hedgerowsforwildlife 
  • Thank you very much to Neil Heseltine a pastureforlife Certified
    1 week ago by pontcymru Thank you very much to Neil Heseltine, a  @pastureforlife  Certified upland farmer from  @hilltopfarmgirl  Malham, Yorkshire Dales who spoke on Thursday at the second meeting of the new Welsh Pasture for Life Pasture Fed Livestock Association upland group. Neil told us how he altered his farm business to improve profitability, free up more free time and improve biodiversity. Food of local produce, including Welsh black (pasture-fed of course!) beef sandwiches and Welsh cakes was served and discussions even continued in a local pub after the talk! We couldn't have asked for a better speaker or turnout and we are looking
  • Our grazeroftheweek this week is Houdini the Hebridean Sheep Houdini
    1 week ago by pontcymru Our  #grazeroftheweek  this week is Houdini the Hebridean Sheep. Houdini and field mate Steve McQueen (can you guess what they have been up to lately?) are an important part of  @northwaleswildlifetrust  management work at Bridge Craft Meadow, a Coronation Meadow near Holt. Bridge Craft Meadow is a receptor site for locally sourced wildflower seeds from one of the Trusts nearby nature reserves, Old Pulford Brook Meadows. The meadow is being managed as a best-practise example of a low intensity flood plain meadow. A local grazier has provided the two hebridean sheep, who have been helping with the necessary grazing on
  • Species in Focus Natterjack Toad Natterjack toads are distinguished from
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru Species in Focus; Natterjack Toad Natterjack toads are distinguished from their more common relatives by a slightly smaller size and a yellow dorsal stripe. Habitat loss has caused a 75% decline in these amphibians over the course of the last century. In North Wales, the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust have led on a project, supported by Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales to reintroduce these toads to sites along the coast near Talacre. Following creation of ponds, spawn strings were translocated to the Talacre dunes for three years from 1996. The first spawning took place on the site
  • Grazer of the Week this week is Conwy the Carneddau
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru Grazer of the Week this week is Conwy the Carneddau pony. Conwy grazes at  @rspb_love_nature  Conwy Nature Reserve for the benefit of the thousands of nesting birds that nest, roost and feed here. Read more about Conwy on our website pontcymru.org/grazer-of-the-week-conwy-carneddau-pony (link in bio). Don't forget you can get your animals featured as our Grazer of the Week by posting to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag  #grazeroftheweek , tagging  @pontcymru   #grazingisamazing   #poriynrhagori   #carneddau   #carneddauponies   #poniesofinstagram   #pontcymru   #conservationgrazing   #birds   #birdsofinstagram   #rspbconwy   #naturereserves   #wales   #cymru   #rspb   #northwales   #conwy   #carneddaumountains   #wildwales   #welshponies   #nativebreeds