About The Farm
Around 200 acres are cropped with a traditional rotation including Wheat, Barley, Oat, Oilseeds and Linseed being grown to the Red tractor assurance standard.
These crops supply firms who make amongst other things biscuits, museli, beer, cooking oils and many other products. Most crops stay in the UK, but some wheat and the linseed for oil will be exported to France through our local co-operative.
Nothing is wasted and the byproduct straw is used for bedding by local livestock farmers.
The small sheep flock is now the only livestock enterprise on the farm.
The last commercial sheep flock in the parish. It is used mainly to graze the areas that cannot be cropped small fields, the orchards, Christmas tree plantations and solar parks which make a great safe outdoor area for mothers with young lambs at foot. The lamb is free range grass fed sold locally and wool sent to Brecon for processing. The sheep flock often winter a block of traditional moors land on the Gwent levels helping to manage the habitat of the important SSSI.
Three orchards have been established to grow varieties of apples that were traditional to the Monmouthshire area of Wales. Dabinett, Harry Masters and Yarlington Mill are supplied to Williams Brothers of Bedwas and Three Saints of Chepstow. Both these artisan cidermakers have won awards with apples grown at Clearwell farm.