The Hills Group provide funding for new tractor through the Landfill Communities Fund
FARMING and conservation works at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserves in the north of the county will be able to get back to normal following the delivery of a brand new New Holland T6-160 tractor.
The keys to the new piece of equipment were handed to the Trust’s head of adaptation, John Rattray, by Alan Pardoe, chairman of The Hills Group. The Hills Group provided £57,500 of funding for the new machine through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Replacing the Trust’s existing worn-out Massey Ferguson, the New Holland T6 will be used seven days a week to undertake a variety of agricultural work, such as moving feedstuff for livestock to cutting hay in the fields.
John Rattray said: ‘Tractors are used on a daily basis by the Trust, doing everything from feeding our livestock to cutting conservation hay. It is a vital piece of equipment that our farming and conservation work cannot do without. We are very grateful to The Hills Group for the funding.’
Alan Pardoe said: ‘Our support for the Trust goes back well over 22 years and being able to provide them with this vital piece of equipment will ensure that they can continue with their good work in protecting wildlife and important natural habitats for future generations.’
The tractor will be used across the Trust’s northern reserves, including Blakehill and the reserves that make up the Lower Moor Farm complex.