Gloucestershire young producers - winners of the 2010 John Adlard Memorial Award
  At the annual BGP farm walk Eddie Hegarty presented the John Adlard Memorial Award to new goose producers, brother and sister, William and Lucy Weaver, of Perrinpit Farm, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire.

They have introduced geese this year as their own ‘JollyGoose’ venture on the 500-acre mixed family farm.

Members of Sodbury Vale Young Farmers Club, they are rearing 30 geese this autumn. “We’ve a friend who has started producing Christmas turkeys and we thought we’d go for geese so as not to compete,” said William.

The award, which includes a donation of goslings and specialist support through the first year, is made annually to encourage new goose producers, commemorating the BGP founder chairman John Adlard who led the revival of the goose sector through more than two decades until his death in 2005.

  William and Lucy Weaver