Thomas BinnsNFU Uplands Forum chair and NFU Livestock Board co-optee
Thomas farms in partnership with his wife on a tenanted upland farm of 750 ha across the LFA.
The farm is situated in the Bowland AONB in Lancashire. It has 2500 breeding ewes consisting of Swaledales and Mules. Lambs are both sold finished and for breeding. Grazing cattle are also summered. The farm currently participates in Environmental Stewardship.
He says: “Brexit has the potential to impact most severely on livestock farmers. I am very conscious that keeping food at the heart of new policy changes must be our priority.”