But for those of us who farm on a modest scale the rare and minority breeds have a tremendous advantage over their commercial cousins in terms of their manageability and flavour. Not to mention their biddable natures and characterful personalities.So when I was lucky enough to move to our beautiful holding at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. I got the opportunity to play my part in the conservation of my favorite livestock breeds.
Florence the Ryeland Lamb - Friendly sheep that produce a beautiful fleece and meat that's lean and full of flavour
Charlie the Blue Croad Langshan bantam. Rare and beautiful.
The beautiful, friendly and bright Croad Langshan bantam is a joy to own. Its large fowl version is an excellent egg and table bird which sustained so many back yard keepers through the second world war along with the Plymouth rock. Sadly the commercial egg laying ability of the hybrid battery hens introduced by the Americans after the war along with commercial broilers like the Hubbard resulted in the decline of the Croad.The bantam version is not a true bantam but rather a scaled down version of the original breed. Although this scaling down comes at the expense of its suitability as a table bird its egg production is excellent and the size and number of the eggs that the birds produce in relation to their size and what they consume makes them excellent value egg producers.All our hens lead a low stress free range life all year round and enjoy full access to the farm yard. Their varied, natural diet is supplemented with corn, natural pellets, fresh greens and shell grit. This results in a high number of beautiful quality eggs and strong healthy chicks.
Spotty the Kune Kune - Small friendly pigs producing gorgeous piglets and succulent slow grown pork
We produce a small number of high quality registered stock for sale each year along with quality butchered meat and fertilized eggs to order. All our livestock are kept to the highest welfare standards in a low stress, natural environment and receive the best nutrition and health care. Please email any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.