The 'blog' has been abandandoned a bit!. Over 2015 and 2016 we have concentrated on increasing the herd numbers and feel very satisfied with the offspring produced. We have added more cattle housing at the farm to enable us to house the majority of stock over the winter, thus giving the fields a much needed rest and respite for the cattle from the colder wet months. We have started to introduce Poll Dorset ewes onto the farm to enable us to lamb in the Autumn allowing us to catch the buoyant spring lamb market trade. in November 2015, the farm once again won the Mid West Longhorn Breeders 'Large' Herd competition. This is a competition that is held annually with a stock judge visiting the farm, seeing all the animals in situ, and judging the animals against the other herds within our area which runs from mainly Herefordshird down through Devon, Cornwal, Somerset and Dorset.
August 2016 - Feeling very pleased. We have been awarded a certificate of conformity for the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Beef and Lamb standards Scheme. This is a scheme assuring food safety, animal welfare, hygiene and environmental protection through every part of the food chain.
2017 - A succesful calving year with calves making a good price in the winter suckled calf sales. We have introduced another couple of new bulls to the farm, a South Devon 'Tudor' and a very handsome Charolais called 'Roger'. Hopefully some strapping calves will be produced for the future markets. The new farmhouse is nearly completed and Feniton Emily won the Senior Cow class again at the Mid West Longhorn Herds Competition. This accolade we have won for the past three years.