The Estate covers just under 3,000 acres of Cotswold Brash land. Approximately 2,000 acres is arable including silage leys, 500 acres is permanent grass and 500 acres of woodland. We have a pedigree herd of 55 Aberdeen Angus cows, the progeny of which are sold for breeding or into the Aberdeen Angus meat scheme with Waitrose.
We also run a commercial herd of 100 cows. The females are all 100% continental (Simmentals, Salers and even some Charolais x Salers) and go to the best of our home produced bulls. Hopefully they will produce very good store animals which are sold as yearlings again into the Waitrose scheme. The heifers are sold to a breeder who will put them to an Aberdeen Angus bull for his suckler herd. All of his progeny in turn will be finished into the Waitrose scheme.