Livestock

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We rear traditional British breeds which are slower growing but are more suited to the rugged landscape and weather than Continental breeds.

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Our Cheviot sheep spend most of the year on the species-rich moorland of Bethacar moor and Parkamoor.

The rare breed Castlemilk Moorit sheep, fatten on the lowland at the farm and at Dodgson Wood.

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The mule sheep (Cheviot cross Blue Faced Leicester)  graze in the meadow fields around Nibthwaite and our farm.

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The suckler cows, including our rare breed Whitbread Shorthorn cattle are our conservation grazers, looking after land at The Helm (for the Friends of the Lake District), Dodgson Wood (for the National Trust) and Hay Bridge Nature Reserve.

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The Luing cattle graze mainly on National Trust land at Parkamoor.

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The rare breed British Lop pigs are at home on the farm and are very well socialised as neighbours and visitors regular stop to say hello or take pictures of them!

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Visit the shop page where you can find out how to buy meat directly from us, or if you are a farmer, information on breeding and store livestock.