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Local farmer, Steve Forsyth, has been rearing sheep in the Brecon Beacons for over 30 years. One of his rams was Reserve Male Champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2017, and was Male Champion and received the top retail price for a ram at the last annual Black Welsh Mountain Society Breed Sale.
His Farm Assured flock is two different breeds:
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The Royal Welsh Show Winter Fair Taste Awards…
The Royal Welsh Winter Fair Taste Awards offer an opportunity to showcase various specialty product from across Wales. Following the success and exposure gained at the 2018 Winter Fair, the award was run again, this time with a class for Native Lamb breeds of Wales.
The aim the award is to promote all the Native Welsh breeds of Lamb and to encourage more interest in the different tastes between the various Welsh breeds, with a hope to marketing Welsh lamb as a premium product. To participate, lambs had to have been born, bred and reared in Wales.
So it's great to see that the winning entry was Black Welsh Mountain lamb, bred by Steve Forsyth. Well done Steve and great publicity for all Black Welsh Mountain breeders.
Along with producing our tasty lamb at Cefn Fedw Ganol much of the year is taken up with contracting, specifically hedge laying and fencing. I specialise in traditional hedge laying which fits in to the farm ethos of using low intensity methods and minimal chemical and medicinal inputs. I have been hedge laying for over 30 years and this includes a, still standing, 24 yr old World Record for laying 307m of hedge in 12 hours, completed with Lewis Stephens.
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While the fencing work is a year-
Hedging is a traditional method of providing a fence or boundary to a field. There are various styles of hedge laying based on the regions around the UK. I use the Brecknockshire style with either crop & pleach or stake & pleach. When we are laying a hedge, we are looking to make it livestock proof and it also gives a wide range of wild life and environment to live, feed, nest and travel. This includes birds, mammals and insects.
The main trees used, in our area, in traditional hedge-
It is so important to continue this tradition of hedge laying as it is environmentally friendly, encourages wildlife and provides a lovely landscape to look at.
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