The farming enterprises at Teasses follow the same ethos of environmental stewardship as the other activities on the estate. Production of livestock and crops is fully organic and we aim to make full use of the natural assets on the estate to rear top quality livestock, crops and eggs. We also grow cover crops, game crops and maintain native hedgerows to provide habitats for wildlife and game birds.
At Teasses we raise a herd of Aberdeen Angus and Simmental cross cows which graze the extensive pasture land on the estate to rear high quality organic beef. The herd has certified high health status and has been closed for many years. All breeding replacements are reared from our own stock and only breeding bulls are brought in. Our young stock are given time to mature in organic natural surroundings and are sold for beef at the age of twenty to twenty-four months.
The main crop on the estate is organic spring barley. This is used for feeding our cattle or sold to the whole foods market. The straw from the barley is used to bed our cattle when they are inside during the winter months.
Teasses has a flock of approximately 6,000 organic, free range hens. The hens have access to pasture and mixed woodland every day. The eggs are sold to major multiple retailers.