Our Animals

Cows

Our grass fed beef cattle, which include Irish Moiled and Belted Galloway, are bought from a local farm as weaned calves aged between 6 and 7 months. They are raised on land in the nearby village of Tangley and are allowed to grow and mature slowly.

These traditional native breeds have been carefully selected for their superior quality and taste.

Sheep

We have a flock of over 200 sheep and lambs consisting of pure breed Llanwenogs and Shetlands; Hampshire Down crosses and locally sourced mule lambs.

Grazing in and around our small local parish, they live a natural life reared outside on a diet of grass and other leafy matter, only being brought back onto the smallholding for lambing so we can keep a closer eye on them.

Pigs

We chose to breed and raise pedigree Oxford, Sandy and Black pigs – a rare traditional breed of pig noted for its many qualities, particularly its excellent temperament and mothering abilities.

Our breeding sows currently include Lacey and Gloria, who we bought as an “in pig” guilt, having previously been a winner in the show ring at the Devon County Show. In addition we also have a small number of saddleback crosses and our own pedigree Oxford, Sandy & Black boar, Boris, who has been father to several of our previous litters of piglets. All of our pigs are raised outdoors and have plenty of space to roam around on the smallholding.