Video: What’s it like to farm £1-a-year National Trust tenant farm?

An Anglesey farmer who won a dream National Trust tenancy for an annual rent of just £1/year tells us of the challenges and rewards of farming on The Great Orme, Llandudno.

Dan Jones, 38, from Llanddeusant, took up the tenancy of Parc Farm in 2016 and runs 800 sheep on the land.

The 145-acre farm was owned by a group of Premiership footballers and was bought by the trust for £1m because it was worried the property, with its fragile limestone grasslands, was being sold with the potential to develop a golf course.

Environmentally-friendly farming and safeguarding nature and wildlife is central to the farming system.

See also: Expert tips on how to apply for a farm tenancy

Ffermio presenter Daloni Metcalfe visits the farm to hear what it’s like to farm such unique land.

 

Ffermio is the only television programme in Britain that specifically deals with agricultural issues, as well as providing all the news relevant to farmers and the wider audience.

It is a weekly magazine programme for S4C that discusses a wide range of topics from animal health to food production and conservation.

Join the presenters, Daloni Metcalfe, Alun Elidyr and Meinir Howells, for the latest agricultural stories.

Ffermio presenters (left to right Alun Elidyr, Meinir Howells, Daloni-Metcalfe

Ffermio presenters (left to right) Alun Elidyr, Meinir Howells and Daloni-Metcalfe