The heart of our operation is our farm. The quality of our produce is dictated via the farming methods we use. With this in mind we adopted traditional farming methods right from day one. At Your Farmer we understand the importance of nature and therefore ensure that no dangerous chemicals are used on any of our farms. Nature is not just something pretty to look at when visiting a local tourist attraction, nature plays a vital role for food production and our future generations.
Please see below a list of the livestock we currently farm;
Water Buffalo (Beef)
Our herd of water buffalo enjoy a free-ranged lifestyle. During winter our cattle are housed
within our barns to help both the cattle and land endure the winter elements. During
winter our cattle still enjoy a grass fed diet as we operate a zero grazing system.
This means that if we can’t take the cattle to the grass, we bring the grass to the
Alternating a free ranging system with a winter zero grazing system
means we can feed our cattle fresh, live grass all year
round. No feed supplements are fed to the cattle, just grass. Grass
is the intended food source for cattle so its important to us that we
stick to this! Our zero grazing winter system ensures our cattle
receive the best proteins and natural sugars that grass produces
all year round.
No antibiotics or routine medication is administered to our cattle.
Our breeding program is run naturally, carefully selecting our breeding stock to breed through our
Water buffalo is full of flavour, 50% lower in fat and 25% lower in cholesterol than beef. If you haven't tried water buffalo, what are you waiting for?
Rare Breed Pork
We opted to breed rare breed pork lines such as, Saddleback, Gloucester Old Spot, Tamworth, Large Black and Berkshire as we believe the old breeds are much more flavoursome!
Our pigs enjoy a free-range lifestyle and like our cattle are housed
inside our barns during winter. We also bring our breeding sows into
the barns to farrow so we can create a quiet and peaceful environment
for our expectant mum-to-be.
At 8 weeks of age the piglets are weaned and are then outdoors
enjoying their farm life. The sow remains in the barn for a further
two weeks to rest and re-condition before being let back out into
We mill our own pig feed on the farm, all of which is grown within the
local area. On top of this our pigs enjoy fresh apples and vegetables as a daily treat!
Our Lambs also enjoy a free ranging lifestyle and winter outdoors,
unless the weather really turns and then we would look to bring them in.
Our Lambs enjoy a grass fed diet, no feed supplements or routine
antibiotics are administered.
We have a variety of breeds on the farm. Our breeding rams are
carefully selected to ensure we are always improving the quality of
our stock. Our Rams are put with the ewes towards the back end
of each year which gives us a very busy February and March when
the lambs start arriving. Our sheep dog ‘Kim’ is always busy helping the
team look after the flock.
As well as livestock production the Your Farmer team also produce
a vegetable crop. Potatoes, Carrots, Swede, Parsnip and Onions
are grown on the farm as well as herbs and spices.
With staggered harvest times our arable team are kept busy all year
round working the soil, producing a great tasting crop for our
customers to enjoy.
Sometimes we all need a little help........
The Your Farmer team is focussed and determined to be
self-sufficient, producing 100% of its produce on farm, but with
lots of different contributing factors such as the weather, customer
demand, harvest yield or a break in our breeding program, we sometimes
have to buy-in some farm produce from our like-minded, professional, farming friends.
Should this occur we ensure we source the required produce from UK farmers that farm with the same attention to detail and professionalism we use, ensuring we can guarantee high quality produce for our customers.
Every ingredient sourced and farming partner used is recorded and disclosed to our customers through our bespoke Virtual Interaction System.
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