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White Horse Farm

White Horse Farm is a small County Council tenanted holding nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills. It has 84 acres of grassland which is home to a range of animals:

 

 

 

 White Horse Farm 

White Horse Farm is a small County Council tenanted holding nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills. It has 84 acres of grassland which is home to a range of animals:


 

  • 50 Dairy Cows
  • 20 Traditional sow's, which include Gloucester Old Spot, Berkshire and Saddleback breeds.
  • 30 Lowland ewes.

Scattered around the farmyard are geese, ducks, chickens and "Trevor" the Norfolk Turkey Stag.

In Nov 2006 we converted the house garage into a small farm shop. This was due to the ever increasing demand for our free range meats.

The dairy cows are the main enterprise at the farm. Our cows are a mixed group containing Guernsey, Hereford and some Shorthorns, as well as the modern Friesian\Holstein cross. The cows are kept as naturally as possible and are not expected to produce masses of milk; on average they produce 5700 litres over 305 days – about 35 pints per day each.

The pigs were introduced to the farm when the milk price was very low. Initially the meat was sold from the farmhouse as and when it was ready.The pigs are kept in huts in the field in family groups. The boar stays with his “wives” at all times. The sows are separated when they are about to give birth. The sows are served naturally by the boar and piglets stay with their mum’s foe 8 weeks.

People who came to the farm to see the pigs and buy pork also wanted to buy beef and lamb so we diversified into rearing that as well.Our 30 lowland ewes produce all our lamb requirements but our beef had to be sourced and luckily our neighbour who’ field joins ours came to our rescue.

Quantock Vista

 
 A view of the Quantocks
 

White Horse Farm in the Snow

White Horse Farm in the Snow