Weatherdon Whitebred Shorthorn Herd
We are very much a family farm, Will & Ann and four children,
situated on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. The farm itself
is in an area classified agriculturally as Severely Disadvantaged.
The farm has grazing rights on two commons, Harford & Ugborough,
these commons are presently in an Higher Level Stewardship
Scheme, which amongst other things, does limit the stocking
rate on them, but between May and November the Whitebred Shorthorn
herd graze both commons.
The Weatherdon Whitebred Shorthorn herd have all been bred
up from one foundation cow – Burnedge Goldie, purchased
from Mr Hough in 1998 with her heifer calf at foot, Burnedge
Lorraine 2nd. We now have 9 cows and 5 heifers coming on. The
present stock bull is Bloch Dougal purchased from Messrs Bell,
Bloch, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
We also run a herd of Belted Galloways which was founded in
1955, and a large flock of sheep. The Belties, over the generations
have created a Lear, which is an area of the Common where they
graze and stick to the area.
Meads Farm, Harford, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0JQ
Tel: 01752 892312