Cumbrian farmers making their voice heard

It was really good to see the three main sheep breed societies in Cumbria (Swaledales, Herdwicks and Rough Fells) join forces to organise a discussion on the future of farming alongside the Winter Sale of premier in-lamb ewes at Penrith Auction Mart. Even better to see so many farmers staying after the event to hear Tim Farron, MP and farmers’ leaders examine and discuss current and future challenges for the farming industry. As a result of attending this event Copeland MP, Trudy Harrison, is planning to invite some young farmers to meet Defra Ministers on the back of discussions she had with them. She also promised to raise issues at Westminster including ‘Cumbria Day’  this Wednesday.

It's great that Cumbrian farmers are coming together to make their voices heard about how they would like British farming policy to be shaped in a post-Brexit era.  

Two short films featuring local farmers were commissioned for the event featuring Will Cockbain

and Issac Benson