Hendre Ifan Goch Farm Facts

Hendre Ifan Goch is a 91-hectare (ha) Severely Disadvantaged Area hill farm in the South Wales Valleys run by Russell and Rhys Edwards.

The farm, which rises from 600 feet to 1300, supports 400 Aberfield mules, 200 Welsh mules and 130 ewe lambs.

The flock is performance recorded and culling decisions are based on that data.

A rotational paddock system has been created for grazing the flock.

Forty acres of chopped pit silage is harvested in June.

The flock is housed early for lambing from March 5th and fed a Total Mixed Ration (TMR).

Lambs are weaned at 12 weeks and sold deadweight to Dunbia or Kepak.



A 5.5kW hydro generator produces an average of 27,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually.

In 2000 the family created a farm park and trout fishery; this site is rented out as a highly successful wedding and events venue.

In 2013 a caravan and camping park was established.


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • To improve our carbon footprint
  • To improve animal health