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  The suckler cows are waiting at the gate, are they tired of the view?  Organic Farming

The Farm has been in existence since medieval times and is classed as anciently enclosed land in the Cornwall Landscape Assessment. The hedges on these small fields provides shelter for the livestock.

Traditional South Devon cattle are reared for beef and to provide replacements for the Trerieve Herd of Pedigree South Devons. The cattle help maintain the habitat, and in the winter provide farm yard manure which is composted and spread on the land to build fertility. Calving takes place throughout the spring and summer, so you may meet a young baby calf.

Rare breed Devon and Cornwall Longwool ewes lamb in the spring. During the summer the ewes and their lambs graze the orchard and pond area, and are shorn twice, providing wool which is then spun and used for a variety of uses, including gardening twine, as it has a long staple. The lambs are kept as replacements or sold for mutton in the winter.
 

 

All original text and images Trerieve Organic Farm, Downderry, Cornwall E: info@trerieve.co.uk W: www.trerieve.co.uk

 
 

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