All our cattle are born and bred as naturally as possible on our farms at Hertford Heath. Our own selective breeding since the 80s has led us today, to a Aberdeen angus /Simmental herd of single-suckler beef cattle running with two Aberdeen Angus and a Simmental bulls.
This cross-breeding has created a relatively placid herd with a large form and delicious flavour from the Angus – traditionally a very small breed of cattle. We farm all of our cattle extensively, not intensively. They forage on open pasture and meadowland and at the King’s Meads Nature Reserve and Roydon nature reserve.
We always transport our own cattle to the abattoir, ensuring they remain calm and correctly cared for. our herds spend seven months outside on fresh pasture being rotated every month to new grazing fields. they then spend the other remaining months in the year inside our purpose build cattle sheds on our own farms bedded down with straw from our own arable farms with home grown silage , maize, whole crop and clover feeds. This ensures minimum food miles, reducing costs and preserving a full sustainability environment which enables us to produce high-welfare produce.