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Ty Tanglwyst has been farmed by the Lougher family for the last six generations. We are a traditional Welsh family dairy farm, with a small herd of 100 pedigree Holstein cows.

The farm comprises of 25 acres of ancient oak woodland which is under a conservation management scheme. We are keen to demonstrate that modern farming can go hand in hand with good environmental practices to create a healthy environment for our cows, people, birds and other wildlife

The remaining 125 acres is lush green pastureland. This grassland is largely divided by ancient hedgerows to create a patchwork of paddocks, which are grazed by our cows and young calves.

We milk our cows three times a day 365 days a year. The cows are cared for by four generations of the Lougher family who work and live on the farm

All our black and white pedigree cows have been born on the farm and the herd is made up of a relatively small number of cow families. All our cows have individual pedigree names following on from their parents. We take great pride in knowing every individual animal having worked with them from the day they were born.

We also process our milk in a purpose built modern dairy at the farm. We have high standards of animal welfare and each cow's milk is regularly individually quality tested. We believe that locally produced food benefits our environment in reducing food miles and we can ensure effective traceability at a time when it’s important to know where your food comes from.

At Ty Tanglwyst, we feel it’s really important to help people of all ages to understand more about dairy farming and milk production and why we’re passionate about what we do. Therefore during the year we often take one of our cows to visit local schools to give milking demonstrations to the children. The pupils are always amazed to see where fresh milk really comes from, and that it’s not just from their local supermarket!

In addition we participate in Open Farm Sunday (OFS) every year, we host school visits and local community group visits to the farm and in the summer we take a selection of our best cows to local agricultural shows, where we have been very successful in getting the messages across to consumers of all ages.

We’re really proud of what we achieve on the farm and within our local community.