Conygree Farm is a 75ha (180 acre) mixed farm in the heart of the Cotswolds. Conygree is part of the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate and the historic landscape of Lodge Park.
Our flower rich meadows, grass margins, dry stone walls, hedges and fields of wild bird seed, fallow and nectar rich clover are a haven for wildlife, particularly farmland birds such as corn bunting, lapwing and skylark.
We keep rare breed Cotswold and pedigree Lleyn sheep, Traditional Hereford cattle and native breed pigs, producing quality lamb, mutton, beef and pork to the highest environmental and animal welfare standards. The farm is managed organically and we are assured by Organic Farmers & Growers.
We also run a small DIY livery for 5 horses and sell small bale hay and straw.
We manage the farm together. We also work with other farmers and land based organisations offering environmental and land management advice. To find out more, visit www.cumulus-consultants.co.uk.
“Our vision for Conygree Farm is to develop great tasting lamb, pork and beef alongside a quality environment and a landscape in keeping with the natural beauty of the Cotswolds.” Jonathan & Mel
Jonathan comes from a farming family in Nottinghamshire and worked as a Farm Environment Advisor for 10 years before deciding to practice what he preaches on his own farm.
Prior to marrying Jonathan and moving to Conygree Farm, Mel managed Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s conservation grazing operation (sheep, cattle and ponies) for 12 years, kept her own sheep and trained her border collies. She is now enjoying managing the conservation grazing on the farm and running the farm business.
TRADITIONAL BREED MEAT
We sell most of our lamb, pork and beef direct to the consumer. We aim to reduce food miles and help reconnect people with the land, traditional breeds, food provenance and seasonality. Consumers who are prepared to pay that little bit extra for quality local food with high environmental credentials are not only getting a premium product, but are also helping to support our conservation work and the survival of the Cotswold breeds.