Organic Farming
“We Do Not Inherit the Land from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children”

We produce high quality beef working in harmony with nature

  • no pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilizer,
  • high levels of animal welfare,
  • environmentally sustainably management of our land and the natural environment, and
  • more opportunities for wildlife to thrive – up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms!

Healthier Happy Animals

Organic Farming methods and standards promote good animal husbandry and welfare.

In our system the cow suckles its calf until it is weaned at around nine months of age, then fattened. The cattle are kept in family groups up to weaning so they can follow their natural herding instincts and reduce stress.

In the Summer all livestock graze the fields and are truly free range. In the Winter it is too cold and too wet for the Cows so they are kept in covered open straw yards, with plenty of space that helps to reduce stress and disease.

Our Organic system of management means our cows are happier, and healthier, so there is less need for the use of animal medicines & antibiotics. We treat animals with antibiotics only when they are actually sick, not as a routine, preventative measure. Our animals are always cared for and treated in accordance with very strict animal welfare rules.

Woodland & Hedgerow

Woodland & Hedges

The maintenance of tradition hedges and 40acres of ancient woodland are an integral part of our sustainable organic system, they provide food and homes for small animals, birds and insects, who can also act as natural pest controllers.

  • Because we conserve the health of our soils , our Organic nutrient cycle reduces erosion, pollution, and fosters worms and other soil life.
  • Because we do not use pesticides bees and insects flourish, and birds thrive.
  • Because we conserve the health of our soils , our Organic nutrient cycle reduces erosion, pollution, and fosters worms and other soil life.

Growing Organic Oats and Peas

This helps us make sure that our animals are only have food that is grown organically.

Why is it important to make sure that Beef animals are fed 100% Organic produced food.
Manufactured Pesticides are by definition toxic, likewise weed killers. In our Organic system these toxic pesticides can’t make their way into the food chain and into us.

Organically fed animals won’t accumulate these toxins and there is no possibility of us being exposed to carcinogenic chemicals when we eat organic food

Toxins kill wildlife, wild plants & wild flowers.

Toxins damage the environment

Self-sufficient Organic Farming enhances Sustainability

Our cows have a 100% organic diet, but not only that, unless there is an emergency, all of our cows feed is grown on our farm. Zero feed miles !

Closed Herd – Our livestock are born and reared on our farm, this maintains bio security avoiding introducing diseases to the herd which helps us maintain a healthy heard well adapted to the environment on our farm,  only in an emergency will we buy in animals from another Organic farm

Home grown feed – Our animals have Oats & Peas, Silage & Haylage, produced on our farm.  We don’t rely on imported feed ( If bad weather cause the harvest to fail rarely we have to buy in some feed from other UK Organic farmers).

Global Warming & Organic farming

Our system of farming contributes  to  the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protects natural resources.

Unlike highly intensive high input farming our farming system depends on retaining high levels of organic matter in the soil, to keep it healthy and productive. This is a major store of carbon that would otherwise rise up and trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.

As we Increase organic matter in the soils it becomes more productive, and helps reduce greenhouse gasses.