Castleacre Director, Hugo Johnsen, took great pleasure in presenting the 2012 Castleacre GWCT East Anglian Grey Partridge Award to David Knott, Estate Manager and Gamekeeper, Jamie Stead, from the Trumpington estate. They received the trophy on behalf of the Pemberton family who own the Cambridgeshire estate.
The Award ceremony which included an enjoyable and informative farm walk, buffet supper and talks on the progress of grey partridge conservation in the East Anglian region, was kindly hosted by last year’s winner Simon Maudlin, at his family farm, Caldecote House, in Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire .
The GWCT praised the Trumpington estate for its considered approach to conservation across the entire estate which runs to 1300 hectares commenting: ‘Wildlife conservation is an integral part of the overall management of the Trumpington Estate and they have achieved notable success with increasing numbers of a wide variety of birds including the grey partridge.’
The Grey Partridge Award comes hot on the heals of another triumph for the Trumpington Estate which also won the East of England Agricultural Society Farm Business Awards 2012 for Countryside Management amongst Class 4 farms (3000-6000 acres).
The Trumpington Estate will be hosting next year’s awards and the GWCT will be encouraging more landowners and farmers to take part.
For futher information about conservation work on the Trumpington Estate visit their website at www.trumpingtonestate.com
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