The Pontbren Farmers are a group of 10 neighbouring small farmers and their families located in the heart of the Welsh countryside. The group is committed to farming at the highest possible standards of environmental management and animal welfare.
They came together as a group of three in 1997, with the remainder joining in 2001. The land they farm covers around 1000 hectares in the catchment of Pontbren Stream near Llanfair Caereinion in the rolling countryside of the old county of Montgomeryshire (now Powys).
From the start the group wished to return to farming in a more traditional way, based on extensively reared native breeds of sheep. Their changes are also restoring the landscape to the way it used to be, as the farmers plant woodland, shelter belts and hedgerows. Water management is being made more sustainable by restoring and re-establishing the traditional farm ponds and wetlands.
More information: http://www.pontbrenfarmers.co.uk/