Uniquely Welsh. Experts in their field.

Aug 7, 2023

Uniquely Welsh. Experts in their field.

With the launch of our new TV advert, filmed in the breathtaking Snowdonia landscape, we thought it would be a good opportunity to learn a little more about the farm featured in the advert.

Last year we took leading chef, Francesco Mazzei, who has been a decades-long supporter of Welsh Lamb, to visit Ken & Lisa Markham at their farm in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant. While there, he got the opportunity to learn more about what makes Welsh Lamb so special and sought after by chefs from across the globe.

Ken and Lisa are passionate about producing Welsh Lamb. Their Welsh Mountain flock graze the natural grasses on Cader Idris, a mountain at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park.

The Markhams’ participate in environmental schemes to ensure that the farm is working in harmony with nature while producing a nutritious and natural quality product.

“Our lambs live on the natural grass – they fatten naturally.”

At the end of December, the flock is brought down from the mountain, giving the grass three months to recover. The flock returns to the mountain on 1 April.

For centuries, Welsh farmers have played a pivotal role in creating and maintaining the spectacularly beautiful rural landscapes that we know and love, and their sustainable management has helped create a diverse rural environment that is rich in wildlife and visitor-friendly.

“This way of farming is good for the grass, the environment – everything works fine.” Ken Markham

See for yourself how Welsh Lamb is produced on Ken and Lisa’s farm


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