A small farm specialising in rare breed animals has received a LEADER grant, enabling it to boost the on-site services available for visitors. Miller’s Ark farm, based near Hook, specialises in breeding a wide variety of animals, including Irish Moiled rare breed cattle, traditional belted galloways, rare breed sheep, pygmy goars, kune kune pigs to name a few. It also houses donkeys, ducks, geese, turkeys and chicken. Visitors are welcome, giving people a rare opportunity to get up close to the animals and experience life on a farm. The LEADER grant paid for a new car park enabling more people to come to open days and a little train to carry visitors from the car park to the farm.
Liz, who manages the business said, “LEADER has enabled us to encourage more visitors. This in turn provides an opportunity to reach more people and teach about rural life and farming. We also encourage those with disabilities to visit, and many visitors have told me how much pleasure the visit has given them”.