Category Archives: Conservation Grazing

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Grazer of the Week 13th September: Wren the Welsh Black

Wren the Welsh Black is this weeks Grazer of the Week, who grazes the saltmarsh in the Loughor Estuary. This saltmarsh, part of the nature reserve at WWT Llanelli, is part of a mosaic of lakes, scrapes, pools, streams and lagoons which blend into the coast of the Burry Inlet in

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Dorothy Herdwick Great Orme PONT Cymru

Grazer of the Week 6th September; Dorothy the Herdwick

Grazer of the Week this week is Dorothy the Herdwick. Dorothy grazes the amazing Great Orme near Llandudno. We have been reliably informed by her shepherd Dan Jones that only the troublemakers get names! The 145-acre farm was bought by the National Trust in 2015. It came with grazing rights for

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Grazer of the Week Milly Carmarthenshire Meadows Group PONT Cymru

Grazer of the Week 30th August; Milly the Welsh Hill Pony

Did you know invasive species such as Himalayan balsam can be controlled with conservation grazing? This is Milly and her friend, previous Grazer of the Week Jean. Milly is a semi-feral Welsh Hill Pony from the Gower Commons. Milly and Jean are grazing private land on the flood plain meadow of

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Grazer of the Week 23rd August; Angharad the Highland

Angharad the Highland Cow, this weeks’ Grazer of the Week, grazes at Coity Wallia Commons. Part of the herd from Woolies, Wellies and Wine, Angharad is a 4 year old heifer. Coity Wallia Commons is a large area of land (over 1,000 hectares) north of Bridgend, south Wales. The area stretches

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Grazer of the Week 16th August; Hywel the Hereford

PONT Cymru Grazer of the Week Hywel the Hereford steer is part of an ambitious habitat restoration project from Gwent Wildlife Trust. In 2008, the Trust purchased 42 hectares of dairy pasture next to their flagship Pentwyn Farm Nature Reserve. Wyeswood Common was modern agricultural land and was relatively species poor.

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Grazer of the Week 9th August; Charlie the Dartmoor Pony

Grazer of the Week is Charlie the Dartmoor pony. Charlie is our oldest grazer of the week yet at 30 years old! Charlie grazes at the National Grid Hirwaun Sub Station, which is the sub station for the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm. This is one of only a handful of

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