In 2016/17 we made the decision to sell all of our British white herd and concentrate on breeding and expanding our herd of Lincoln reds and to expand our livery yard. In 2016 we purchased our lovely bull Yarn Hill Ulric and purchased more Lincoln heifers in 2017 from Beverley, Ashby, Wragby, Donington, Premier, Walmer and Yarn Hll herds, including in-calf show heifer and highest selling female Highbarn rosie. We had great fun in 2017 showing Heathlands Damsel, which led to write ups in news papers, magazines, online blogs and an amazing photoshoot. We look forward to doing some more serious showing again in 2018/19 with our new show team.
Our British White herd was founded in 2008 with our foundation stock from Nidderdale, Albany and Wisper Herds. We chose to have a British White Herd to fit in with our Natural England agreement. We also selected them for their good quality meat, ability to produce good milk and rear their calves, produce good calves when crossed with a continental bull. We have built the herd up bringing in new bloodlines to produce excellent cattle. 2014 saw our first outing with homebred Heifer Heathlands Polly at Royal Norfolk winning both her classes. We attended Royal Berkshire show 2014 with our Homebred Heifer Heathlands Polly, with brilliant results, winning the Junior Heifer class, Champion junior and Reserve Female Champion too! We have lots of shows we are looking forward to getting some of our cattle out to next year too.
2015 has begun well with lots of lovely calves born increasing our commercial herd, pedigree british white herd and lincoln reds. We had the oppertunity to start calf rearing and have enjoyed watching them grow. We attended our first show of 2015, Royal Three Counties, taking 2 of our homebred British White heifers and Heathlands Polly coming home with Reserve female champion and Reserve breed champion. Heathlands polly is now in calf and we are looking forward to the new arrival! We had a great result at The Great Yorkshire Show, with Heathlands Polly coming home with female champion and breed champion. We also had a good (but very wet) day at the Aylsham show With Heathlands Polly getting Reserve champion for her classes and taking one of our Lincoln Red heifers Heathlands Mary out on her first outing and was very pleased with her.
2014 gave us the opportunity to purchase 2 Lincoln Red's one in calf Heifer and one cow with Heifer calf at foot, we are now working to build up our Herd of Lincoln Red's.
In 2013 we founded our Commercial Herd with Freisian crosses, Belgian Blue's and Limousin Heifers.
We occasionally have cattle for sale, please contact us for details.