The Prince of Wales visits Cotswold Farm Park and Shipton Mill

The Prince of Wales today visited Cotswold Farm Park to find out about the work they have been doing to support British native rare breeds and to hear about how they are preparing to reopen the park to public visitors.

The Prince joined Adam Henson, director of Cotswold Farm Park, for a tour of the site and saw some of their 20 resident rare breeds including Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and Victoria the Suffolk Punch horse, of which there are only 81 breeding mares left.

His Royal Highness is Patron of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, a charity working to save and promote UK native breeds of livestock.

Later, The Prince visited Shipton Mill, which specialises in milling high quality organic flour. During the first few days of lockdown, the mill saw a huge 25 fold increase in demand for flour. Today, The Prince saw a variety of freshly milled flours, including flour produced from grain at HRH’s own Home Farm in Tetbury.