Here on the farm we have our herd of Black Aberdeen Angus cows, but that's not all! We also have our Boer goats, Suffolk X sheep, Saddleback pigs and a selection of poultry. Why don't you come and meet them all on one of our smallholding courses or whilst staying in our holiday cottage or campsite?
We are a working farm and sell our Angus cattle as breeding stock, and we also provide great tasting beef, lamb, pork and goat. Get in touch if you would like to pre-order a selection of meat or purchase livestock.
Aberdeen Black Angus cows:
Why did we chose to breed Aberdeen Angus? First of all the animals are very docile and a pleasure to work with, so our ideal for our smallholding courses and campers. They are also easy calvers and great mums, requiring little farmer input. Angus cattle are able to be reared and finished on grass only, removing the need for cereal feeds. This not only reduce costs but also our carbon footprint.
The beef itself is considered "premium" and its beautiful marbling gives it a succulent taste like no other.
Suffolk X sheep:
The Suffolk is a British breed, originating in the late eighteenth century in the county of Suffolk as a result of cross-breeding Norfolk Horn ewes to improved Southdown rams. It is a polled, black-faced breed, and is raised primarily for its meat Our Suffolks are crossed with the French Charollais and Texel breeds to improve the hardiness and vigour of the lambs. Our crosses have strong feet and disease resistance with very low levels of lameness and infections. Their robustness means they can be left to lamb outside all year reducing workload, expenses and improving herd health.
We have a pair of Saddleback sows, which we breed with our Oxford Sandy & Black boar. Both our British rare breeds. The Oxford Sandy and Black is a hardy, docile pig suited to being reared outdoors, whilst the British Saddleback is hardy, forages well, and has good maternal qualities. As traditional breeds, they are slow growers which increases the quality and taste of the meat.
The Boer goat is a breed of goat that was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s and is a popular breed for meat production. They are noted for being docile, fast-growing, and having high fertility rates. Does are reported to have superior mothering skills as compared to other breeds.
Let's not forget our lovely hens who lay our multicolored eggs!