Park and Landway Farms
Park and Landway Farms have been farmed by the Thomas family since 1958.
Landway Farm was brought by Morris George Thomas primarily to grow Pembrokeshire early potatoes. The Thomas family were one of the pioneers of the early potatoes and the operation was carried out at Landway for many years.
Park Farm, which forms part of Picton Estate joins Landway and was taken on by the Thomas’s 40 years ago and has been successfully farmed ever since. Firstly by both Thomas’s and then since George’s early passing by his wife Sally.
Their son Harry joined the farming business in the late nineties. Since then with the unfortunate demise of the Pembrokeshire early potato industry, the farm has focused on building a successful arable enterprise growing Wheat, Barley and Oilseed rape.
A large new grain store was put up in 2011 to improve harvest operations and provide a large grain drying facility for the farms grain as well as carrying out contract drying.
During this time the large commercial suckler herd of the nineties has been streamlined into a small herd of Pedigree Welsh Blacks. The Pedigree Welsh Blacks are Spring calved and are turned out to the farms grassland during the summer. They are fed all home produced feeds and cereals.
The farm then sells the offspring for breeding or the famous Welsh Black beef.
Harry has since married Kim in 2015 at Manorbier Church followed by a wonderful marquee reception at Park Farm. The next piece of the jigsaw will be the third generation set to come.