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Cornish Willow at Treovis Cross Farm

Carol and Dave

 

 

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This was a dream come true when we were able to buy some fields and develop a small farm here on the side of Notter Tor on Bodmin Moor.

 

We grow willow that we harvest for our Cornish willow baskets and other willow produce which we sell at markets, craft fairs and on our website.

 

We have 52 acres which includes grass fields, woodland and moorland. This includes some ancient and very old trees as well as an area of newly planted conifer.
Treovis Cross Farm woodlandWe are preparing for the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS) and a recent survey has discovered prehistoric remains on the area of moorland above the woods.
So it's very exciting!

 

 

 

 

our Dexter Cattle

 

 

 

We farm Dexter cattle, a small hardy breed ideal for our upland meadows.
Dexter cattle at Treovis Cross Farm, CornwallWe practice traditional farm husbandry, this means that calves stay with their mothers until they are naturally weaned.  The herd live happily outside for most of the year. In the coldest and wettest winter months they stay in the barn which is light and open at the front, and are fed on our own naturally grown hay and silage.
Each animal is carefully handled right through its life. At 2½ years old it's time to say goodbye and they are taken to a small local abattoir. The beef is hung for 2 to 3 weeks then returned to us and we sell direct to our customers.

Dexter cattle at Treovis Cross Farm

 

 

 

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