MEET Hywel & Alex
Plas-y-berllan is situated in North Pembrokeshire, it is made up of two farms totalling 700 acres. Hywel and Alex are third generation farmers, both their sons are very keen to take over to become the fourth generation. The farm is located 8 miles from the coast, above the Teifi Valley.
Their closed herd consists of 300 British Friesian and Crossbred autumn block calving cows that graze in a paddock rotational system. The farm has been organic since 2,000 as Hywel proudly says “it’s the only way we want to farm”.
The family believe that their farm should be as self-efficient as possible, this includes solar pv and thermal panels to help generate electricity and heat hot water. Additional electricity that is required is supplied through green energy suppliers.