The Society's Summer visit is to English Farm Longhorns, English Farm, Nuffield, Nr Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 5TH on Saturday 10 August, by kind invitation of owner Robert Laycock and farm manager Silas Hedley-Lawrence.
The English Farm herd was founded in 2016 and is already gaining a strong reputation for it's beef in the local area. They have a strong social media presence and host a number of tasting evenings and farm events to encourage the public to engage with the animals as much as the fabulous beef. They also attend a number of Farmer's Markets in the local area and supply a local pub. The herd is organic and 100% grass-fed. They are Pasture For Life Association members adopting grazing practices such as mob grazing to improve soil carbon levels.
The farm is around 240 acres, mostly acidic loamy free draining soil that allows the cattle to stay out all year round. The farm has an onsite butchery where all their carcases are processed (around 2 per month at present).
English Farm featured as one of our 'Friday Feature' herd - see their profile in the Society Blog.
We will meet at the farm at 10.30 for refreshments, have a tour of the cattle and then a Longhorn Beef BBQ lunch at a cost of £10 per head. If you wish to attend, please let the office know before Friday 2 August.