We farm a flock of pedigree Shropshire sheep, a traditional breed that are now becoming more popular again.
They are big sheep with distinctive faces and topknots, giving them a very cuddly look!
The Shropshire breed was historically used to keep orchards in good order because they are one of the few breeds of sheep that do not eat the young growth off trees, making them very useful as lawn mowers in areas where trees are your most valuable asset!
We are able to offer a range of fresh meat to our customers, typically in half lamb boxes but also accommodating specific orders. So if you are looking for the perfect roast joint for a special meal or even just a supply of high quality, ethically reared meat, why not get in contact.
We also have a small flock of Kerry Hill sheep, perfectly suited to our hill farm conditions.
The Kerry Hill sheep have very distinctive facial markings, meaning that they are instantly recognisable and a stand out attraction in the Peak District.
Our herd of cows is a bit of a mottley crew! They are almost all cross breeds, although we have a pedigree Limousin bull (called Geoff!)
The cows are primarily Angus, Simmental or Hereford crosses with the calves being a mixture of these breeds and Limousin.
The cows are all beef animals and we don't keep any for milking purposes.
Typically our animals live out year round with indoor space being reserved during the winter months for either older animals or those that are due to give birth, and would benefit from the extra shelter of a barn.
We do have a couple of favourites amongst the group who are very friendly and enjoy a bit of fuss. These characters are often to be found (attempting to) make friends with hikers on the footpaths that cross our land!
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What farmyard would be complete without some chickens wandering about?!
Our chickens are all free range in the truest sense of the word and wander where they like across the farm each day, returning to their house at night. The only downside being that there are hundreds of places for them to hide their eggs!
Conventional baled hay, round baled haylage and silage available every year.
We usually have a stock available over winter but if you know that you will be wanting a certain quantity for the coming winter, why not pre-order and we will make it for you (it's cheaper this way too!)
Available for collection
Can be delivered locally
Have confidence that the meat you are eating has had the best life possible, has been well cared for and ethically reared in the fresh Peak District air.
We sell lamb in selection boxes. Send us an enquiry for more info.