We’ve become the only Welsh Farm Park to gain Rare Breed Survival Trust approval!
We’re delighted to have been approved by the Rare Breed Survival Trust for efforts and contribution to conserving rare breeds of livestock.
The Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) is a national charity working across the UK to safeguard the future of rare and native livestock and equine breeds. It aims to reverse the decline of all livestock breeds listed on their watchlist and to have all the breeds on the watchlist in a stable position by 2028.
The RBST Watchlist is the result of an annual census to determine the population and viability of each native breed and is categorised into priority and at-risk breeds, giving farms guidelines on which breeds need some extra help.
Our farm currently houses eight priority breeds such as the Exmoor pony and ten at risk breeds including the Saddleback pig. We also house many rare and traditional Welsh breeds such as Welsh harlequin ducks, Welsh pigs, Balwen sheep and the charismatic badger faced sheep.
Rare Breeds Survival Trust Chief Executive Christopher Price said:
Farm manager Jane said:
Fellow Farm Manager Kim agrees:
Conservation Officer Jack enthused:
You may have noticed that we’ve invested heavily into developing the farm paddocks in recent months, which are now more easily accessible to guests exploring this area of the park. Guests can still enjoy the popular barn, Land Train tractor ride and piggery but can now also explore various animal paddocks on-foot with new pathways now available as well as lots of fun theming including Rabbit Ranch, Turkey Town, Duck Den, Chicken City and Bagot Bridge.
On Wednesday 22nd February, we’ll be holding the first of our brand new Conservation Awareness Days. Farm Day will celebrate the world of farming and provide guests with a chance to discover more about farming and rare breeds through various demonstrations and activities. We’ll be highlighting the work of the RBST and of course we’ll be aiming to raise vital funds for our new conservation partner. We hope to see you then!