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2015 and 2016 updates

All the infrastructure creating easy public access in and around White Downs is now in place . If you are visiting the Men an Tol , just carry on walking up Coronation Lane for about half of a mile to Four Parishes and look for the information sign on the left . Bostraze Nature...
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Spring Summer 2014

Ponies  All  of our ponies were removed from the four triple SSSI sand dune sites near Hayle at the beginning of April . Sixteen of them went to Boswarva Carn, four to Caer Bran and five to the Men an TollCroft where they have become very popular with the many thousands of...
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How Conservation Grazing Works

Many habitats, including lowland heathland, like Penwith Moors, require some kind of grazing to maintain their unique balance of plants, insect’s birds and other animals.  Low profitability and subsidies that are no longer based on headage payments mean that livestock...
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T.B.TESTING

We test all of our cattle for Bovine Tuberculosis  (T.B.) twice every year , the first test which is held at the end of March is our  compulsory annual test . The second test is required because all of our summer grazing is not on our farm holding number, but it is on what is...
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Fothering

Fothering is an old practise used in the days when hay was harvested loose or in small conventional bales that could be spread by hand.   During the winter a “sacrifice” field was chosen ,which needed rejuvenation, Livestock would be out wintered in this field fed on...
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White Downs

The Higher Level Stewardship agreement for White Downs became live on November 1st 2013 . Before the wet weather came upon us at the end of December we managed to complete the perimeter stock proofing, cut fire breaks creating public access all around White Downs and carry out a...
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First controlled burn on White Downs carried out on 26th November 2013

In September 2011 we were fortunate to secure a probational tenancy for one year on The National Trusts’ land known as White Downs , which is situated at the far end of Coronation Lane at Four Parishes next to Carn Galva , Watch Croft and Nine Maidens Common. We have now...
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Ponies Now on Mexico, Lethlean and Gwithian towans for the winter 2013/2014

four Shetland Ponies at St.Ives Bay Holiday Park ,which is on Gwithian Towans.    The response we have had from people who use the Towans for recreation has been brilliant! and I must take this opportunity to thank them for the positive interest and feed back that we have...
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RAGWORT

Recently we have been questioned on the subject of Ragwort and Ragwort poisoning in farm livestock . There is ragwort present on the areas we conservation graze with cattle and ponies, and to date we have not had a case of Ragwort poisoning, which can be quite simply avoided. For...
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