Bryn Perry

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

A first-generation farmer, Bryn Perry is currently a tenant on a Pembrokeshire Council Farm running a small sheep dairy enterprise. With a degree in business management and having worked in various industries and roles in the past, it has always been Bryn’s ambition to work in agriculture on his own farm. 

Along with his partner and six-month-old daughter, the family run 60 milking ewes milking twice a day alongside a small herd of breeding alpacas, which are also utilised for their fleeces. 

Keen to expand the business, Bryn plans to grow the flock size to around 120 ewes milking a year, a decision which is based on the current field space available utilising a rotational grazing plan. The overall aim is to prove and develop a model for producing sheep’s milk from grass that can be replicated by other farms.

As part of the sheep dairy enterprise, Bryn has formed a partnership with an existing dairy producer based in Crymych and produces cheese, ice cream and other products from sheep’s milk which are sold at local markets and establishments. 

Currently, there are two farms providing milk to the business and are on course to bring in another farm. The main over-arching aim is to establish the first ever sheep dairy cooperative in Wales which would enable expansion and an upscale in production, while also providing a viable sustainable option for small family farms to earn a living. 

“I hope to use the Agri Academy to progress my own skills from both business point of view and the physical farming side. I am keen to progress the sheep dairy sector in Wales via our cooperative and expand my knowledge of agriculture from field to plate. I also hope that by meeting industry experts and like-minded people I’ll expand my network and learn from others.”