Purbeck herd (Devon cattle)
manage the Purbeck herd of pedigree Devons (established in
1995). which is owned by the National Trust, and which graze
Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve between Wareham and
This herd consists of 50 suckler cows. In addition all the
heifers are reared and put to the bull and so up to 25 in
calf heifers and in calf cows are sold each autumn.
Purbeck herd graze only heath and acid grassland are therefore
a very hardy bloodline, maintaining the essence of the breed.
Bulls we have used in the last 4 years are Stonegrove Just
William, Tilbrook Tempest, and Forde Abbey Emperor. We have
also increased the amount of polled blood in the herd with
Goldings Ransome 4th and Playley Ireland (out of Kaurivale).
also sell most steer calves at weaning in the autumn on a
£ per kg basis. In addition to this we sell 20 or so
in-calf heifers and in-calf older cows every year.
Wessex Herd (Devon cattle)
Hair Sheep (Wool shedding sheep)