Congratulations to John Yeomans Chairman of the Welsh regional board for winning the ‘Grassland Manager of the Year 2022’ award.
John and Sarah Yeomans run a predominately grassland 118 hectare farm in Powys. It is home to a flock of Beulah sheep and a herd of pedigree Limousin cattle which he supplies to local markets. Farm soils undergo regular testing to identify any specific areas of land which may require supplementary treatments. To prevent the overuse of chemicals John utilises spot spraying of herbicides. Conservation is the key with woodland development to fore to sequester carbon and local beekeepers encouraged to house their bees on the farm.
The National Arable and Grassland Awards was a great held on Thursday 24th February 2022 at the Hilton London Bankside, recognising our fantastic growers and highlighting their achievements in key areas of crop production, land management, environmental responsibility and innovation.