FWAG SouthWest

The Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group

Post Mortem Event - Tuesday 24th November 2015

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Exmoor Hill Farming Network for this workshop looking at the value of post mortems of fallen stock to farm businesses.

View the invite flyer here.

Tyre Recycling Scheme
As our tyre recycling collection scheme has been well received and
successful over the last two years, we are planning to hold collections at a
further four sites this year. Take a look at the flyer here.
A collection of old tyres

The Devon Bronze Otter

We are delighted to announce that for the first time in its 30-year history the trophy has been jointly awarded to two farms!   

Congratulations to Kevin & Julie Bateman – Martinsfield Farm is an organic farm covering 200ha of grassland, with a further 34ha of woodland. Judges were impressed with the special attention made to maintaining soil health, in order to maximise grass yields. As well as a successful school programme using the woodland as a teaching venue. 

Congratulations also to Andy Bradford - Brimpts Farm is a 280ha traditional upland farm with an additional 55ha of woodland. Andy has made significant contributions to the farming community by setting up the Dartmoor Farmers Association, marketing beef and lamb raised and processed within Dartmoor National Park. He helped form the Dartmoor Wood Fuel Co-operative to utilise wood from local sources and improve woodland biodiversity.

 Devon Bronze Otter joint winners – from the left – Kevin & Julie Bateman-2.jpeg