The philosophy of the farm is to convert as the maximum amount of grass into lamb at the lowest cost. To do that, we try to grow good grass. Secondly, we use the right genetics to utilize it.
We believe this should be the ethos of all UK sheep farmers. That is why we feel there is a massive potential in tapping into the NZ genetic pool that has already made substantial progress in doing just this. During the 40 years since their subsidies were removed, NZ farmers have thrived by focusing on genetics as well as their overall business operations. Without the subsidy to fall back onto they had no choice but to become profitable and push their sheep industry forwards. Within the UK there is uncertainty in the future direction of farming and we believe that as farmers we should be taking the initiative to put our businesses in the best possible position to minimise the effect of any changes in both market and government subsidy.