The Farm

A 500 acre farm set amongst the beautiful pastures and ancient woodland between Plaistow and Kirdford in West Sussex.

The People

John Scott, Crouchlands Farm Manager, puts good animal husbandry first and spends his days ensuring that the livestock are well cared for.

He comments: We are very pleased with our first two years of cattle breeding and, like the others, the new bull calves are doing well. We were delighted to welcome 24 new calves to the farm in 2021, bringing the pedigree herd to over 100.

We are also delighted to see sheep back on the Farm in good numbers. Herdwick and Lleyn are both traditional British breeds that are hardy and adaptable and we hope to see them flourish here, foraging in the pastures of Crouchlands Farm.

The Livestock

Lleyn sheep are a breed from the Llŷn peninsula (‘Lleyn’), in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. They are good mothers with quiet natures and have wonderful tasting meat.

The Livestock

The Herdwick from the Lake District is prized for robust health and their ability to live solely on forage, which gives their meat a unique and delicious flavour.

The Livestock

The Hereford’s tender meat is renowned for the muscle and fine marbling which give it a rich and unique flavour.