Wykeham Farms runners up in Tye Trophy

24 July 2018

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