The main livestock enterprise here at Warren is a commercial sheep flock comprising of Speckle Face and Beulah ewes going back to Suffolk, Blue Faced Leicester, Beulah, Texel and Charollais rams. This allows us to breed lambs for meat and also replacement ewes for ourselves and high performance mules for other flocks. The main flock is kept under an easy care system; this allows us to maintain a low labour unit per heads of stock without compromising welfare.
We also have a single suckler herd of Aberdeen Angus cross Whitbred Beef Shorthorns. We find this cross breed is ideally suited to the conservation grade land that we farm, some on behalf of organisations such as The National Trust, Longleat Estates, Somerset County Council and the Somerset Wildlife Trust. They are immune to tick borne diseases and can produce a commercially sought after beef animal. We operate a closed herd policy and breed all our own female replacements. We do have to occasionally buy new bulls; these will always come from high health status, accredited herds. Private sales are always welcome; please contact us for further details.
We are very proud to be members of the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme who independently inspect and audit our farm to help give consumers greater confidence in the food we produce here in Britain. Check out this video of James saying why he supports Red Tractor.