Meirion Jones farms around 700 acres near Cwrt-y-Cadno in North Carmarthenshire. He is the southernmost member of the Cambrian group and one of the first in the year to produce lamb. His grandfather began the original farm in 1933, since when a number of rentals, acquisitions and disposals have led to the farms current make up.
Meirion took on the farm from his parents in 1984. Over the years he has worked to improve the drainage, fencing, roads and quality of pasture; often using the available agricultural development schemes.
He now keeps 1200 breeding ewes, as well as 100 store cattle. Merion’s children are not involved in running the farm, although his son, Aled, is heavily involved in the industry as deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
As a consequence Meirion has entered a Farm Share arrangement with Iwan Poulton, a young man from a local farming family, who is now responsible for the sheep operation.