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Birdman Iolo joins protestors

 
Created on 24/08/2017 @ 18:50
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We'll know local TV presenter Iolo Williams has thrown his weight behind objectors to a planning application for a pig farm that will house up to 2,000 animals at Montgomery.

An application has been submitted by GW and WW Jones of Hill Farm in Montgomery for two pig rearing units, that will help with a partnership with Stockcroft Ltd which supplies meat to brands such as Waitrose.

Objectors, include Montgomery Town Council and a petition has been signed by 105 residents and Monty's Brewery, one of the biggest companies in the area have lodged their objections to it.

TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams, know locally as The Birdman, has lodged his objections to the plans saying he was "horrified" by the application and said it has no place in rural Mid Wales.

Currently the farm, run by Will and Debbie James, has 840 cross breading ewes and 217 breeding ewe lambs.

Within the application, it states that pigs will go into the system at 7kg and out at 110kg, with the expectation that there is 2.2 cycles expected per year.

The manure shed for the big farm will run parallel to the pig rearing sheds, and will house 180 to 200 tones of manure when the system is at full capacity.

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