Beera Farm is situated within 180 acres of land right on the border of Devon and Cornwall, the 170 year old Beera Farmhouse commands stunning views across the Tamar Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Our Sheep & Lambs
We have approx 1000 breeding ewes, the ewes are put to Charolais or Texel rams the gestation period of a ewe is 5 months and three weeks. We scan all of our ewes to see how many lambs they are going to have. The ewes lamb between early February and Mid April in two batches, a very busy time for all the family. The lambs are sold for meat later in the year.
Our Charolais Herd
We also have a small pedigree Charolais herd. At present we have 3 bulls, 20 cows, and 14 calves.
In August 2010 we bought 119 acres of land at Milton Abbot, this land is currently used for sheep grazing and growing corn.
Grass & Straw
We grow corn to feed the cows and sheep and the straw is used for bedding up the animals in the winter. The corn and straw is usually harvested late August/ September.
We grow grass for the sheep and cows to eat plus we harvest some of the grass ready for the winter months to feed indoors this is called haylage (a cross between silage and hay), this is bailed into large oblong bales and wrapped in plastic to keep all the nutrients in.
The farm is entered in the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, where we are encouraged to farm in a wildlife friendly manner, so that modern farming can co exist with this, this means we only trim hedges every other year to help increase wild life habitats and leave 6 metre margins around fields so wild life has a great opportunity to live.