1 Tahrcountry Musings: UK’s Most Wildlife Friendly Farmers

Saturday, September 25, 2010

UK’s Most Wildlife Friendly Farmers

Two brothers John and James Davison from the hills of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have won this year’s Nature of Farming Award, in UK.

The award was in recognition of their tireless efforts to create the ideal habitat for lapwings, curlews, Irish hares and a host of other insect and plant life. The brothers raise sheep and cattle on their 350-hectare farm near Ballymena. They garnered 53 per cent of the public’s vote.

The award is instituted by the RSPB with support from BBC Countryfile Magazine, Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation. It is funded by the EU Life+ programme.

The winners will receive the top prize of £1,000 which  will be presented with their award later this year.

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