Maintaining a rich bio-diversity in our countryside
Sheep farmers also play their part in protecting the bio-diversity of the countryside. By maintaining field margins, hedges, copses, thickets, ditches and walls they help to foster biodiversity and a thriving eco-system. Permanent meadowlands where sheep graze provide a stable environment over time for a wide variety of plant species, small creatures and insects which are sensitive to change in their environment and therefore may not flourish otherwise. By cooking with lamb more often you can help secure a future for the next generation of sheep farmers, people who carry on the great traditions and values of farming in order to provide nutritious and delicious meat for us all to enjoy.