Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award with RBST

This Award is run in partnership with the Rare Breed’s Survival Trust (RBST) and recognises an individual for their outstanding and long term commitment to RBST and to the conservation of rare breeds.

The importance of preserving rare and native breeds is paramount to developing a sustainable farming system, as well as preserving our heritage. The Award recognises those who have shown dedication to these concepts throughout their lifetime, and have worked tirelessly to support the conservation of rare and local livestock, as well traditional methods of farming. Quite often the efforts of these individuals extend into supporting other aspects of the community and in doing so reinforce the principles of conservation and heritage.

Pictured on the right is a Gloucester breed of cattle

The 2017 winner is Arthur Green

Arthur has committed a lifetime of service to the RBST, particularly to the Leicester Longwool Sheep Association. When the Group ran into some major difficulties, Arthur stepped in as Chairman and spent many hours sorting out the problems and re-forming the committee, and was instrumental in guiding the association to become a Company. Thanks to Arthur’s dedication, the current committee was able to continue concentrating on the breeding of and looking after live sheep. In fact, they were able to rebuild the National Flock of Longwools Sheep and move them from the Endangered to the Vulnerable category. Arthur was always available on the phone and at functions to help members and his support enabled the group to flourish into the strong Association that it is today.

Pictured: Arthur Green, receiving his Award from David Booker, MCT Ambassador


The Rare Breeds Survival Trust
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