BRIDGEND Welsh Conservative MP Jamie Wallis has visited a local farm which has diversified into holiday lets and a dairy!
Ty Tanglwst Farm in North Cornelly is run by John and Liz Lougher and their son Rhys. They made a decision back in 2003 to change direction.
Rhys explained: “At that time, we were a dairy farm sending our milk in a tanker to dairies in England for it to then come back to be sold in local shops.
“With help from the WDA, we decided to set up our own pasteurising plant, dairy and bottling plant and use the milk ourselves. Now, we have six vans on the road doing doorstep deliveries and we also supply local smaller shops and catering businesses including ice cream makers. We make and market under our own brand milk, cream and butter.”
Jamie had a tour of the farm and saw some of the farm’s 110-strong herd of Pedigree Holstein cows as they were heading into the milking parlour. All the animals were born and bred on the farm.
Jamie said: “I take my hat off to them. They provide employment for 24 people and are helping to keep their farm produce local. They also have holiday lets created out of farm buildings which draw people in from all over the world.
“This family has put not just Ty Tanglwst but the entire area on the map.”