Our Suckler Cow herd numbers 50 cows (we will be growing the herd over the next few years now that the sheep have left the farm), they calf indoors in the early spring. The calves run with their mothers, out at grass, for 6-7 months. The weaned calves then winter indoors, feeding on the silage which we make in June, in the spring they go back out to grass for the summer. At about 18months old they come back in to be finished on our silage based diet.

Our herd comprises of mainly Hereford cows, with some Hereford crosses and a few Angus crosses.

The in calf cows graze our over winter cover crops, when the grass stops growing in the autumn. We keep them on these diverse cover crops into the New Year when they come inside in preparation for calving.