Elan Cattle Grazing

Traditionally, small-scale cattle keeping formed a key part of farming in Elan Valley. Today, only a handful of farms continue this practice. We know that having cattle grazing extensively on the open hill and on some enclosed habitats is hugely beneficial for nature – helping to maintain an open sward where a host of different plants, fungi and animals can thrive.

We want to encourage farmers to carry on keeping cattle, at increased numbers and to graze cattle on key habitats where they can be most beneficial for nature. This project will support farmers to do this by helping to overcome some of the barriers that exist to cattle farming.

Download the project plan.