A visit to Pentwyn Farm SSSI and Wysewood Common reserve to discuss practicalities of managing livestock on nature reserve with open access as well as setting up and running a meat box scheme.
From 2.45 for 3 pm until 5 pm
At Pentwyn Farm, Penallt, Monmouth courtesy of Tim Green, Senior Farm and Wildlife Development Officer with Gwent Wildlife Trust, NP25 4SE
Light refreshments on arrival – Please bring your own Mug
Meet at Pentwyn Farm Reserve, Penallt, NP25 4SE
Directions - Once in the village of Penallt, follow the signs for “The Inn at Penallt” pub, turning off at the War Memorial. Where the road forks, instead of turning right for the pub car park keep straight on the track that leads past the large industrial barn building and follow this all the way to the end. Parking is available above and below the medieval stone barn at the entrance to the reserve.
Discussion topics will include:
• managing the Pentwyn SSSI meadows and pastures (12ha)
• restoring the adjoining agriculturally improved Wysewood Common (42ha) to species rich grassland whilst undergoing organic conversion
• running traditional Hereford cattle and Hebridean and Hill Radnor sheep as a 100% grass fed organic system across these 2 sites (i.e. Pasture For Life)
• what is involved in setting up a meat box scheme? Pros and cons – finding an abattoir and butchery
• do the sums add up ?
• managing with public access
Stout waterproof shoes or boots and outdoor clothing essential Numbers limited and Booking ESSENTIAL.
Booking through Herefordshire Rural Hub Email: firstname.lastname@example.org