Breeding Plans for a Fine Beef Herd with our Head Stockman
If you go for a walk around the estate, you may spot our magnificent Aberdeen Angus pedigree bulls. Carole Bamford, our founder, chose this breed from Daylesford’s early days because of the perfect fit with an organic, sustainable, foraged-based farming system. Every Aberdeen Angus bull at Daylesford is carefully selected and paired with the best […]
Farm & Field Volume 3: Celebrating our Sainfoin
This was a week to be grateful for our tremendous sainfoin crop. It started on Monday with the excitement of seeing a partridge and a brood of eight tiny chicks scuttling along the field margin. At this age the partridge chick is highly dependent on insects for protein and a good start in life. Shifts in UK […]
Landmark report warns against pesticides and backs organic
Recently, UK newspapers covered a landmark report published by the European Parliament. The report warns of the increasing evidence of the dangers of insecticides and pesticides and backs organic foods. Here, our resident Enivronmental Scientist Tim Field offers his views on why we welcome the study here at Daylesford. Be it fruit, vegetables, cereals, pulses, meat or dairy – […]
What makes a great working sheepdog?
Our annual SUMMER FESTIVAL is now just days away and our Senior Farms Manager Richard Smith and his award-winning sheepdogs are getting ready to impress visitors with a variety of demonstrations. Read on for Richard’s thoughts on why his dogs are so integral to life on the farm and the qualities he looks for in a […]