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Gigrin Farm Red Kite Centre in Rhayader Powys


About Gigrin Farm

   

The Gigrin is a family run upland sheep farm of approximately 200 acres, owned and farmed by Eithel, Lena, and Chris Powell.
The land is 700 feet rising to 1200 above sea level giving us wonderful views of the Wye and Elan valleys.

450 breeding ewes graze its acreage together with other farm animals such as donkeys, ponies, 'George' the goat and assorted ducks chickens and pea fowl, but the undoubted star of the domestic animals has got to be 'Meirion' the Welsh Black Bull! 

Spring is in the air, and the lambs are arriving as planned. In these early stages it's the 'Blue faced Leicesters' who produce their singles, twins, triplets, and even quads! In late March the 'North country mules' will be lambing. This is the really busy time! 

The purpose built 'sheep shed' is the maternity ward with its 12 pens each holding around 20 ewes. Having been scanned the sheep are separated into those carrying single lambs, twins, and triplets. Those carrying singles are fed less protein and more bulk. This helps prevent their lambs from growing too large before their birth... 

We already had a Farm & Nature Trail and a keen interest in both conservation and tourism when in 1994 the Kite Country Project, and RSPB, invited us to be the Official Kite Country red kite feeding station.

The success of this has encouraged is to further increase our commitments to the wildlife on the farm. Our latest project is a wetland. Wild ducks, herons, and a solitary gadwal have already found it to be to their liking. A hide with disabled access is planned for this area. 


Gigrin Farm,

Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BL

Telephone:- +44 1597 810243  Fax:- +44 1597 810357

Website:-  http://www.gigrin.co.uk


 

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