We have lots of different animals on the Farm and they are always up to something. Come and see for yourself and learn a bit about farming and where your food comes from.
We have a heifer named Aurora and a calf named Alice. Both are Aberdeen Angus/ Hereford cross [colloquially Black Baldy].
We do not have a bull here and our heifers/ cows will normally be impregnated by artificial insemination.
This is very common practice in farming because it is far easier than moving large bulls around the country.
We have a number of sheep on the Farm. They are all pure bred Poll Dorsets, a variety who can breed all year round; they have already won prizes for the Farm!
We have a number of pigs on the Farm. The sows (female pigs) farrow (give birth) about twice a year with about 12 piglets to a litter (the record is 32 piglets in a litter!). We sell our piglets at market once they are fully weaned often keeping some sows for breeding. Sometimes we have a boar (male pig) on the Farm to breed but if not we will “rent” one to breed with our sows or impregnated by artificial insemination.
We currently have a flock of miniature pygmy goats including a billy goat (male goat).
We have several varieties of chickens including some rare breeds. And sell our own eggs on our produce stall.
We provide boarding facilities to look after chickens (and other small animals) while owners are away. Please contact us for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a couple of varieties of ducks on the Farm which we keep for egg production. We sell duck eggs as available on our produce stall . We also hatch and raise ducklings throughout the year.