About the animalsSows: We have six hundred free range Landrace cross Duroc sows. The sows live in arks on grass covered light land. Piglets are grown on in outdoor, straw based kennels with adlib food, water and plenty of fresh air. They are fed on a cereal based diet with no growth promoters or antibiotics.
Sheep: the four hundred mules are crossed with Texel, Charolais and Suffolk rams.
Beef cattle come from the Child family at Hevingham. Their suckler herd spends the summer grazing SSSI marshes around the Norfolk Broads, mostly at South Walsham. They are over wintered in large straw barns where they are fed on stock feed vegetables and cereals. The carcasses are then hung for 21-28 days to maximise the natural tenderness and flavour.
Free range chickens come from Jason Peart at Hindolveston where the chickens roam around the farmyard - truly traditional poultry, fed on wheat grown and milled on the farm.