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Case Studies

Managing pastures with livestock and nature in mind

Castle Hill Farm near Aberystwyth is home to the Loxdale family (Peter, Megan, Patrick and Susan), who manage a mix of upland and lowland pastures for beef cattle and sheep. This film details their journey towards ensuring that they manage their land to improve soil health to the benefit of livestock and wildlife.

Gareth Wyn Jones

Upland farming, wildlife conservation and carbon are covered within this discussion with sheep farmer, Gareth Wyn Jones

How productive arable farming and thriving wildlife can go hand-in-hand

Richard and Lyn Anthony run a contracting and arable farming business in Glamorgan. With Head of Education and Advisor for Wales Matt Goodall, they showcase the innovative farming practices they are using to improve their crop yields, in addition to their conservation work which is encouraging insects, birds and hares to thrive.

John Warburton Lee and Trystan Edwards

John Warburton-Lee describes Gilar, his 500-acre farm in North West Wales, as “having every agricultural god stacked against us. In winter it blows holy hell up here!”

Regenerative farming on the riverside

With sheep, goats and chickens, Sam Kenyon farms on the banks of the River Elwy in Denbighshire. Sam discusses with Projects Manager Lee Oliver how, using a variety of techniques, she aims to farm the land with nature rather than against it.

Conservation in action at Cefn Amwlch

Dafydd Wynne Finch, Farm Owner and Carwyn, Farm Manager tell their conservation journey in practice at Cefn Amwlch, a shared dairy farm with a rotational grazing system. Jersey cross cows are milked here, with a focus on milk solids – butter, fats and protein, for cheese making.