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Grazer of the Month January; Esther the Welsh Mule

Our Grazer of the Month this week is Esther the Welsh Mule (with the black face), who grazes at Kenfig National Nature Reserve. She is three years old and due to lamb twins this month. Kenfig NNR is a SSSI sand dune system with Glamorgan’s largest natural lake. It is one

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Grazer of the Week 13th December; Sian the Shorthorn x

Sorcha Lewis Sian the Shorthorn cross is on the Cwmdauddwr Common near Rhayader. The common is grazed by graziers from local farms who take pride in the wildlife they see on the commons, such as curlew. This herd is out on the common over the winter period, grazing down the molinia

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Grazer of the Week 22nd November; Chloe the Welsh Hill Pony

Chloe is a semi-feral Welsh pony, born and bred on the Gower Hills. Pictured here with her foal Gidget, Chloe now conservation grazes around the Gower. Having completed autumn grazing at Roydon’s corner on the South Gower Coast Nature Reserves, Chloe and her small herd are now grazing at hay meadows

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Grazer of the Week 29th November; Buster the Beltie

We have a #GrazeroftheWeek from our conservation grazing colleagues in England this week. Buster the Belted Galloway grazes nature reserves at Oulton for Suffolk Wildlife Trust. This was the first season of conservation grazing for Carr Farm Geese & Galloways and they had the following to say about their first it.

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Grazer of the Week 15th November; Rod Stewart the Highland

Sorcha Lewis ‘Rod Stewart’ the Highland is actually a cow but had to be named as such for her rock star hair! In the beautiful Elan Valley, ‘Rod’ is helping to conserve the curlew population. In the past two decades, the population of curlew across the UK has halved (Source: RSPB

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Grazer of the Week 8th November; Red the Highland Cross

Red is part of an innovative new community cow-share project taking place on Gower. The cow-shares aim is to rear a small herd of cattle on Fairwood Common, helping to preserve the wildlife value of the common along with other commoners. Red is a Highland x Aberdeen Angus, a small, hardy

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