Luke Hasell manages Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) beef cattle and…
Hugo Comyn raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Grassfed by AGW cattle at Rycote Park Farm, near Thame in Oxfordshire.
The Rycote Park herd consists of about 80 pedigree Aberdeen Angus Cows, 17 of which are native Aberdeen Angus. The team at Rycote Park Farm primarily produces store cattle, with the top end animals going into the breeding market as young bulls and breeding heifers.
The cattle at Rycote Park Farm are predominantly rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.
In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, the cattle at Rycote Park Farm are Certified Grassfed by AGW. An optional, additional accreditation to the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW high welfare standards, the Certified Grassfed by AGW label guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet. Cattle are housed through the winter months and fed high-quality silage and hay harvest from the species-rich pasture on the estate.
For more information about Rycote Park Farm, contact Hugo Comyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.