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Grazer of the Week 24th May; Gwydion the Welsh White

Our Grazer of the Week this week is Gwydion the Welsh White, who grazes sites around South Wales for the Woodland Trust. Gwydion and the herd of seven Welsh whites are owned by the Woodland Trust. The cattle conservation graze at Coed Tregib, Coed Gwempa, Coed Maesmelin & other sites near Neath.

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Grazer of the Week Ronnie Lixwm PONT Cymru

Grazer of the Week 19th April; Ronnie the Beltie

Our #grazeroftheweek this week is Ronnie the Belted Galloway. Ronnie grazes with the herd on two SSSIs in Lixwm, Flintshire, Parc Bodlondeb and Parc Gwenallt. The sites are notified for unimproved calcareous grassland, limestone heath and species-rich acid grassland. The calcareous grassland contains sheep’s fescue, quaking-grass and crested hair-grass. You can

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Grazer of the Week 29th March; Anwen the Welsh Black

Anwen and her mixed breed herd of twenty cattle graze at Dare Valley Country Park near Aberdare. Anwen and her herd featured on season 3 of Iolo’s Welsh Parks, when they were celebrated for their assistance maintaining the habitat here for an endangered Welsh species. Dare Valley is a park which

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Overton Mere Grazing

Overton Mere, managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, is an important site for calcareous grassland plants. Grazing ceased on this site many years ago and as a result, gorse scrub has slowly been encroaching on the grassland. PONT Cymru has been working with the Wildlife Trust and

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Grazer of the Week PONT Cymru Rhubarb the Belted Galloway

Grazer of the Week 15th March; Rhubarb the Beltie

Rhubarb the Belted Galloway at 3 months old Our #grazeroftheweek this week is Rhubarb the Belted Galloway. She is 3 years old, expecting her first calf in June and a lifelong conservation grazer! Rhubarb is grazing with a herd of Highlands and Belties on Cors Goch fen on Anglesey. The fen

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grazing Animals provide habitat for dung-eating insects PONT Cymru

Grazing Facts; Grazing Animals Provide Habitat for Dung-Eating Insects

If there’s one thing we know about grazing animals, it’s that they produce a lot of poo! Dung is essential for the UK’s 40+ species of dung beetles. Anyone who has ever poo picked after a horse or kicked over a cow pat will have seen holes in the ground underneath.

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