Glasnant Morgan wins the FWAG Cymru-National Grid Silver Lapwing Farm Conservation competition 2008!

Glasnant Morgan wins the FWAG Cymru-National Grid Silver Lapwing Farm Conservation competition 2008!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The FWAG Cymru-National Grid Silver Lapwing Farm Conservation competition for 2008 was won by Glasnant Morgan of Pwllrhwyaid, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon. This weeks Welsh Farmer reported that the way the Morgan family run the farm enterprise at Pwllrhwyaid epitomises the ethos of the competition - a high standard of commercial farming alongside sensitive environmental management.

The exceptional quality of lamb production for Waitrose and high class weaned Suckler cows are two of the key aspects which caught the judge's eyes. Following in his father's footsteps Glasnant has managed the land sensitively all his working life, believing that good land should be managed for agricultural production, with marginal land having more of a wildlife focus. Glasnant's unsprayed cereals and root crops supplement the conserved grass forage as well as providing ideal habitats for wildlife.

Mr and Mrs Morgan were awarded a cheque for £800 and an engraved, slate farmgate plaque by Royal Welsh Show president Trebor Edwards at the recent Royal Welsh Winter Fair. This outstanding farm conservation award comes three years after Glasnant was winner of the BGS National Grassland Management Competition emphasising the production-environmental balance the family have achieved.

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