Neil Davies grew up on the family beef and sheep farm in Llangammarch Wells where he currently has 60 suckler cows and around 2,500 ewes. Having gained a carpentry apprenticeship after leaving school, he set up and ran his own carpentry business before returning to full-time farming at home in 2009.
Neil has focused on introducing an improved grassland management system which includes rotational grazing, better quality grazing and increased profits from the grass-fed livestock which he finishes as young as possible. Determined to develop the business further, he’s hoping to purchase additional land in the future, with a view to phasing out the current suckler herd to concentrate on rearing and finishing Angus dairy bred cattle. He’s also got plans for producing better quality sheep carcasses and is determined to improve the quality of breeding ewes through introducing a Texel ram and an animal health strategy which will focus on reducing foot problems and culling any ewes which have lambing problems.
“Being part of the Agri Academy was an incredible experience and I learned a lot. I will definitely be making some changes to my business as a result.”