DATATAG AND FAROLS SUPPORT COMMUNITY HERD

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The Brill Common Society recently approached Farols to support their work in preserving Brill Common from falling into disrepair.

Brill Common is used by villagers and visitors from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire who come to visit the historic windmill and then walk, picnic and fly kites. It was designated a Local Wildlife site back 1997 due to its ecological interest and about this time grazing on the Common ceased. For years a lack of management resulted in an overgrowth of scrub, bramble, tree seedlings etc nearly destroying the increasingly rare unimproved grassland.

The Brill Common Society was formed seven years ago to undo this damage through sustainable conservation grazing and are the first in the country to use this conservation format. Today the Brill herd consists of eight Dexter cows which graze within small temporary paddocks which are moved at intervals to avoid overgrazing and to allow new grass and wild flower seed to germinate in their absence. When it is time to move the herd a team of volunteer ‘movers’ takes down the existing fence and re-erects them in the new position.

It was to help with this process that the society recently invested in a compact tractor from local dealer Farols who working with Datatag, technology supplier to the CESAR Scheme, supplied and fitted a CESAR security marking system to help deter theft.

CESAR is fitted as standard to many brands of tractor in the UK including John Deere, New Hollande and Massey Fergusen to name a few and has helped rural communities across the country fight back against crime.

Roger Stone, Secretary of the Brill Herd Society said ‘The Board would like to express their sincere thanks to Farols and Datatag for the very generous gift of the CESAR security system installed on our recently acquired tractor.’

Date Created: 25/10/2017

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