Allington Bar Farm
Three generations of farmers
Our family have farmed at Allington Bar Farm, near Chippenham, as tenants, for 3 generations.
We farm approx. 700 acres at Allington Bar and in the local area, growing cereal crops, potatoes & grass and rearing Cattle, Pigs & Sheep.
We rear mainly traditional British breeds, using less intensive farming methods, we believe that because these breeds are slower maturing the meat has more flavour.
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Beautiful Beef Cattle
Our beef animals are mainly our native Hereford and Aberdeen Angus breeds. We also rear Limousin, Belgian Blue & Simmental beef cattle. They are raised & matured at a natural pace on grass & our homegrown cereals without hurrying the process or feeding unnecessarily high protein compounds & growth promoters. All of our cattle spend most of the year grazing on grass in the field, usually from April to November.
Our lambs are born and reared on the farm, naturally on grass pastures. We have mainly Suffolk & some of the continental Texel breeds of sheep.
Our Pork pigs are all reared on our farm. They are loose housed on straw bedding & fed on cereals grown on the farm. We do not use high protein compounds or growth promoters. We predominately rear Large Whites which are a large, lean white breed. Other breeds include Landrace & Gloucester Old Spot.
We've been growing potatoes for over 40 years
We grow approximately 12 acres of potatoes which supplies the Farm Shop with up to 200 tonnes of potatoes per year. The varieties that we harvest are Wilja, Maris Piper, Desiree, Cara & Marfona. To see which varieties are best for you, see below. Any potatoes which aren’t good enough to sell are fed to the cattle & pigs – nothing gets wasted!