The Hatchmoor Herd
The Hatchmoor Herd consists of 140 Elite Health Status, pedigree, Stabiliser ™ cows which will be increasing to 150 in 2019.
Our herd is a single suckled, closed herd. Housed over winter in a purpose built barn, the cows are turned out in Spring for calving. In 2018 we implemented a paddock grazing system to make the best use of the grass grown on the farm.
Being passionate about beef farming and the
Stabiliser ™ breed, we take great pride in our breeding programme, the
health of our herd, and in producing high quality beef for the UK
Since we started with the breed we have implemented a breeding programme incorporating top AI Stabiliser ™ sires and our own home bred bulls. The result is that we are regularly breeding animals that are in the top 5% of the breed based on their genetic potential.
Animal health is very
important to us. We ensure that every animal on the farm is in the best
possible health at all times. To support this a comprehensive
health plan is in place.
Our commitment to herd health is recognized by
HiHealth Herdcare (www.hihealthherdcare.co.uk) who awarded us Elite
Health Status for the following diseases:
In order to maintain our Elite status we blood
test the herd every year and operate a closed herd – all replacement
cattle are home bred, as are our stud bulls. The herd is TB
free. The only thing that comes through the farm gate is AI semen!
Having been breeding Stabiliser cattle for a number of years, we can clearly see and measure the benefits of the breed and would thoroughly recommend trying this breed.
For more information or to arrange a visit –
please call us on 01420 538139 or 07720 204170.