Suffolk farmer celebrates second place at game and conservation awards

Bird ringing. Graham Denny's (pictured) farm won last years's Suffolk FWAG Lapwing Conservation awar

Bird ringing. Graham Denny's (pictured) farm won last years's Suffolk FWAG Lapwing Conservation award which is awarded for farm conservation work. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Suffolk farmer is celebrating success after scooping a national game and conservation award.

Farmer and gamekeeper Graham Denny, of Brewery Farm, Little Stonham, near Stowmarket, took a second place silver and £3,000 in the 2017 Purdey Awards, which took place in London in November.

Graham and his father, Henry, previously scooped the 2015 Suffolk FWAG Conservation Competition for dedication to conservation work on their small farm, including heroic efforts to improve farmland bird numbers which had resulted in a number of notable successes.

“What’s really exceptional about Brewery Farm is the quality of the environment around the shoot. This is thanks to the Denny family taking such a close interest in the farm’s overall biodiversity,” judges said.

The gold award went to Viscount Allendale, and his son the Hon Wentworth Beaumont, owners of the Bywell Estate in Northumberland.


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“This national award was a superb plus for a small farm as we were up against some very large estates,” said Graham.

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