South Yeo Farm West

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Northlew, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3PS, United Kingdom

South Yeo Farm West is in Devon, a few miles from Dartmoor, just outside the village of Northlew in the Culm. The farm has over 100 acres of permanent pasture, with a well-preserved medieval field system, the curving, irregular field boundaries based on early medieval strip cultivation. There is an ancient woodland of about 5 acres (a County Wildlife Site), small areas of oak copse, and a mill leat fed by the River Lew running the length of the northern boundary. A traditional cider orchard still exists on the farm, visible on maps from the 1880s.

Our farm is the home of the Yeoman herd of pedigree Berkshire pigs, the Kington flock of pedigree Welsh Mountain Badger Face sheep (both Torddu and Torwen), the South Yeo flock of pedigree Whiteface Dartmoor sheep, Herdwick sheep and the South Yeo suckler herd of pedigree Red Ruby Devon cattle. We rear native, traditional and rare breed livestock, and in addition to the pigs, sheep and cattle we keep Aylesbury and Shetland ducks, Black Orpington large fowl chickens and rare Pilgrim geese. For six months of the year we rear a small number of Norfolk Black turkeys, and have been known to keep Boer goats.

We deliver training to budding smallholders who want to gain a genuine insight before taking the leap, or have leapt and now need to buff up their knowledge.