Pasture and moorland

FARMING

Rich and diverse grassland translates into flavourful meat, and so we strive to plant for variety rather than yield. Grass accounts for the main diet of our sheep and cattle, and so getting it wrong just isn’t an option. Where many farms will opt for easy growing and high yield Italian Rye grass, we have a bespoke blend from a specialist seed company, containing white clover, red clover, creeping fescue, Yorkshire fog and chicory, a natural deterrent to parasitic worms in sheep. While fresh grass produces grazing pasture, when at its best – in its first two years of growth – we keep it for making hay and silage, important for winter feed when grass won’t grow.