Our family have farmed in the area since 1956. Our kids are the 4th Generation of farmers here. We've owned Castle Sinniness since 1997 but didn't incorporate The Cottage back in to the farm until 2014.
Robert, Claire and their children have a passion for producing great tasting beef, lamb and pork. Our aim is to go to a 100% forage diet for all animals on our farm.
We run a herd of 160 Aberdeen Angus Cattle. 40 of these are pure bred, under the Stairhaven Angus prefix. Our beef system is very simple: easy calving genetics, all home grown forage fed and cattle finished off grass pastures in Summer.
We've recently established a herd of Belted Galloway Cattle under the Stairhaven prefix. We are very lucky to have established our foundation females from a local herd. Watch this space!
As the UK's oldest established flock of Roussin sheep, this French breed thrive on our grass based system. We currently run a flock of 50 breeding females, lambed outdoors. The breed is known for being hardy and exceptional mothers.
Our Saddleback X pig venture has been a long term dream (for Robert!). We want our pigs to live their natural life turning over ground to forage which in turn allows us to improve the poorer areas of the farm.