Welsh pet food company, Burns Pet Nutrition, has won the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award for Wales 2012. This annual competition recognises the positive work of farmers who use sympathetic farming methods to create wildlife habitat.
John and Tegwen Burns purchased the land which makes up Penlan Farm six years ago to produce seasonal vegetables and free-range eggs for the company’s “Penlan Farm” moist dog food range. In 2009 the company started an ongoing programme of conservation work at the farm with the assistance and guidance of FWAG Cymru (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group). Farm Secretary, Rowan Flindall said “The introduction of crops which are not common to Carmarthenshire farms long with the creation and restoration of wildlife habitat has encouraged a much more diverse wildlife population. The benefit of the farm team’s hard work has been clearly illustrated by the increasing numbers of overwintering farmland birds and raptors, a thriving and diverse insect population and the re-emergence of a number of unusual native plant species.”
As well as FWAG, Burns works with a number of conservation partners and advisors including RSPB Cymru, Butterfly Conservation, The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Plantlife, and the Botanical Society of the British Isles.
The award was presented to Burns’ Managing Director and owner, John Burns, by Alun Davies, the Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Agriculture, and Katie-jo Luxton, Director of RSPB Cymru, at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show yesterday.
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Head Office Address
Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd, Ferry Road, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA17 5EJ
Telephone: 01554 890482 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm)
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