Our 2019 AGM and Open Day was held on 10 August at Parc Grace Dieu Farm, near Monmouth by kind permission of Frank Sutton and his family.
After the AGM had concluded over 50 members listened to a presentation by local vet, Vicki Fisher, on the importance of bio-security. We then enjoyed a delicious lunch organised by the Sutton family.
Following lunch two covered trailers arrived to take the members on a tour of Parc Grace Dieu and The Hendre.
During the tour we viewed the Gracedieu herd of White Park cattle on the farm, as well as the Longhorn cattle, North American Bison and Frank’s collection of historic John Deere tractors. Frank also has a great passion for the American wild west which was evident in the totem poles on the farm and the original longhorn hides in the AGM meeting room. We ended our tour with teas and biscuits back at the farm.
During the evening there was a three course meal of delicious White Park beef from the Gracedieu herd served at the Beaufort in nearby Raglan.
The Society would like to extend its thanks to Frank, Anna and Ben Sutton for all of their help in making our 2019 such an enjoyable occasion.