Wykeham Farms runners up in Tye Trophy
The Tye Trophy recognises how farmers in Yorkshire and the North East integrate wildlife conservation and resource protection with the demands of running a commercially viable farming business. Wykeham Farms’ initiatives have included retaining traditional pasture management techniques to preserve rare grassland flowers and the re-planting over 20 miles of hedgerows. In addition to renovating around 16 miles of dry stone walling and planting nearly 50 acres of woodland. Its work with the Ryedale Hawk & Owl Trust means there are 22 inhabited barn owl boxes on the Farm and Estate, and the careful management of the moorland at Danby continues to support a sustainable number of Golden Plover, Merlin, Curlew and Lapwing.
Picture Bill Cowling – President, Yorkshire Agricultural Society presenting the award to David Edwards – Manager, Wykeham Farms