Open day 2012

The 2012 Society open day was held in association with the Montgomery branch on the family farm of Mr Glynne Jones Cwm Rhayader, Glaspwll, Machynlleth on Saturday, September 29th.

Cwm Rhayader Farm is approximately four miles from the main road on the borders of Ceredigion and lies in the shadow of Montgomeryshire  with the river Llyfnant flowing past the boundary between the two counties. The farm is around 920 acres in size with the yard located at over 700 feet above sea level. The land is largely upland and rises from the yard to 2,000 feet at the top of the mountain.

The flock of Welsh mountain sheep includes 800 breeding ewes, between 180 and 200 female lambs, up to 20 ram lambs and 9 rams. The lambs are sold as store or fat lambs. The flock is kept as a closed flock with one or two rams purchased each year and five or six ram lambs are reared annually.