Bill Wiggin MP
Bill has been the Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire since 2001 and has been breeding Hereford Cattle for 12 years. He currently runs a herd of 20 suckler cows and heifers at his farm in Upton Bishop, near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire.
“I welcome the opportunity to join a group of innovative farmers who are producing high quality food in a truly sustainable way,” says Bill.
“Feeding cattle and sheep just on pasture, is something I truly believe in. I want to help more farmers garner the many and varied benefits of grass feeding their animals.
“I am excited about joining the PFLA as we move away from the Common Agricultural Policy, towards farming that delivers more public goods,” says Bill.
“This is the perfect time to take the organisations certification mark ‘Pasture for Life’ forward, to raise its profile and broaden its appeal to consumers as the healthy meat and dairy option.
“As a politician I have access to Defra, Ministers and the Government, so I can certainly help with initiatives like getting 100% grass-fed produce legally recognised and defined.”
Over the past few months, Bill has visited several Pasture for Life members to see how they farm and has been very impressed with what he has seen.
“I have met some incredible producers working with nature, building their soils, rearing healthy, happy animals and enhancing the environment, while still producing excellent tasting food which makes them a profit.
“It is win, win, win. What we have to do is make sure all of our members see the value the PFLA is adding to their produce.”Contact Bill