Wisley farm to enjoy moment of fame on BBC Countryfile – TONIGHT!

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The show will focus on the different grazing capabilities of Belted Galloway cows and the new-born calves born this year

BY ELEANOR DAVIS

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Members of Surrey Wildlife Trust

SURREY WILDLIFE TRUSTMembers of Surrey Wildlife Trust

Pond Farm in Wisley will get its 15 minutes of fame when it appears on an episode of BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday (May 8).

The television show’s host Adam Henson and his camera crew paid Surrey Wildlife Trust’s herd of Belted Galloway cows a visit for the episode.

The presenter chatted with James Adler, head of the trust’s grazing team, about the different grazing capabilities of the animals while farm manager Steve Proud introduced him to some of the new-born calves, with more than 80 new arrivals expected this year.

The episode is due to be broadcast on Sunday on BBC One from 6pm.

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BBC Countryfile’s Adam Henson speaking about the Trust’s herd of Belted Galloway cows (right) with members of Surrey Wildlife Trust

Mr Adler said: “Grazing is just one of the tools we use to manage land in the best way for conserving wildlife. Our animals can access areas that machinery can’t and livestock have less impact than burning or cutting would, so allowing wildlife to thrive.

“The weather was very kind to us and the BBC team, which allowed for some greats shots of our 30-acre farm in Wisley.

“They say never work with children or animals, but our animals were truly on their best behaviour and performed right on cue for the camera.

“Even our rather camera-shy goats were tempted into the spotlight with some tasty gorse.

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