June 2014 – Holkham Estate has been awarded the Norfolk Grey Partridge Award in recognition of efforts made to encourage grey partridge numbers.
Justin Ripman, the partner at Mills & Reeve responsible for the award, commented “Holkham has been a finalist before and Lord Leicester’s commitment to increasing grey partridge numbers has been evident for many years. Kevan McCaig who was previously at Sandringham, seems to have taken this to the next level in terms of habitat management and a very impressive integration with what is a significant commercial farming operation.”
Click here to read more about the award.
The photograph above shows The 7th Earl of Leicester (right), Kevan McCaig Head Keeper at Holkham (centre) and Justin Ripman (left).