Conservation and Environmental Trophy
The contribution of farmers across the north of England to conservation and environmental improvement was recognised today when the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s prestigious Tye Trophy award was presented.
Now in its thirteenth year, the award covers farms in six regions of the north of England, with a regional winner from each and one overall trophy winner.
This year’s winner was Jamie Wood of Pendwick Farm, Alnwick, who received the trophy from the President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Margaret Chapman, at a special ceremony on the President’s Lawn. Jamie also took the regional award for Northumberland.
Jamie farms 2,700 acres in the Cheviots, with Aberdeen Angus and Australian Lowline cattle, Suffolk cross and Valais Blacknose sheep. The farm offers luxury shepherd huts, with “Huts on the Hills”.
His conservation efforts have seen regeneration of heather on the moorland, the planting of native shrubs and the re-emergence of native species such as orchids.
Yorkshire Agricultural Society Chief Executive Allister Nixon said: “This competition demonstrates to the farming industry and the general public how farming can combine the twin goals of sustainable food production and looking after our land and environment. It encourages all farmers with examples of what is already happening around the north and acts as an inspiration of what can be achieved.”
Each of the six county winners also received a prize and a county trophy.
The other regional winners were:
Cumbria: John Swainson, Howe End Farm, Thursby
Lancashire: Simon and Rachael Stott, Laund Farm, Chipping, Preston
North Yorkshire: Richard and Louise Pullan, Breaks Fold Farm, West End, Harrogate
South and West Yorkshire: Richard and Helen Hague, Church Farm, High Bradfield, Sheffield
Tyne Tees Area: Charlie and Gina Parker, Hill Gill, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle
The Great Yorkshire Show has become a four-day event after a raft of changes were implemented at the 2021 show due to Covid 19 regulations.
Tickets for the show have now sold out. Tickets will not be available on the gate. The opening times are 8am to 6pm on all four days. To see what is happening on which day, go to: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/whats-on/
- The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), a registered charity supporting rural Yorkshire.
- YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and scientific research.
- The Society is supported by its family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show and Springtime Live.
- Businesses and events held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in 2019 contributed £73.7 million to the economy.
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