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Kennixton sheep grazing for lapwing at WWT Llanelli PONT cymru

PONT and Peewits

For the last few years, PONT have worked together with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Llanelli and graziers Kennixton Sheep. Take a look at the video below which summarises the project. Highlights include improvements in the health of the sheep, with greater weight gain, lower fecal egg counts and higher trace minerals

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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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Seren the welsh mountain sheep PONT Cymru grazer of the week

Grazer of the Week 12th April; Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep

Our youngest Grazer of the Week so far is Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep. Seren grazes in the beautiful Elan Valley. The 70 square miles of the Elan Valley includes moorland, rhos pasture, bog, woodland, wildflower meadows and reservoir. The area is of national importance for wildlife and incorporates 12 separate

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Pony grazing canary grass pont cymru why are ponies good at conservation grazing

What makes ponies good at conservation grazing?

Here in Wales we are lucky to have native breeds of hardy Welsh ponies. A common sight when driving through the remote mountain roads of Wales are small herds of shaggy ponies, making a living in these harsh environments. A good example of these are the Carneddau ponies, who inhabit the

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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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Grazing Reduces Fire Risk on COmmon Land PONT Cymru

Grazing Facts; Grazing Reduces Fire Risk

We are coming up to that time of year when unfortunately, we often see fires raging on our common lands. We are particularly concerned about deliberately set grass fires, which cause a risk to life for humans, animals and wildlife. When fires are set too late in the season, they cause

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