Steven brews up new farm idea

An ambitious young farmer who has plans to set up a micro-brewery on his Cockerham farm has been awarded a brand new Land Rover Discovery Sport to help drive his new business forward.

Founder of the new microbrewery, Farm Yard Ales, Steven Holmes, was among five people selected by Land Rover and The Prince’s Countryside Fund to win their 2016 bursary, which offers a year’s loan of a Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicle to support young people in the development of their countryside careers.

The 28-year-old was selected for his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for making a difference within the rural community.

Steven is in the early stages of creating the microbrewery enterprise on the farm, which he hopes will be open later this year.