Benhall Farm offers you a taste of the unique atmosphere of a traditional working English farm. Simon ran the farm with his parents until 2001 when he took on the tenancy from his Father. The farm is part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate purchased in 2000. It comprises approximately 350 acres, with 100 acres added from a neighbouring farm in 2003.
Simon is helped on the farm by our sons, John who can be found milking the cows 5.30am and 3.30pm. If anyone wishes to see the milking, please ask. Peter has now finished at Harper Adams University having gained an Honours degree in Agriculture. He now works mainly with the arable crops, & calves.
The dairy comprises of 90 milking cows, all replacements are homebred. Calves are usually reared to 18 months and then sold at the local market.
The arable land grows winter wheat, winter and spring barley, some of which is home mixed to feed our livestock, the remainder is sold to feed merchants. Forage maize is also grown to feed the stock as part of the winter diet, along with grass silage.