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Organic Dairy & Beef Shorthorn Cattle For Sale

Small biodynamic Care Farm in Dorset is selling Beef and Dairy Shorthorn cattle due to restructuring.

On offer are a mixture of horned cows, heifers and calves. Our calm bull is beef shorthorn Pedigree and so are two of the dairy cows. Ages range from 3 month to 9 years. All our cattle are Demeter certified (Organic).

The herd have been closely cared for by adults with learning disabilities and are calm and very used to being around people. Up until recently we have been running a micro dairy producing cheese. The cows have been part of a once-a-day milking system with suckling calves for up to 4 month. They are used to hand and machine milking. Our holding is TB free.

Due to their good nature they would suit a new micro dairy, care farming or smallholding environment. We are happy to sell all the animals together or in small groups.

For more details please contact socialenterprise@sturtsfarm.com 

Poultry Plucker Required

I'm desperately looking for somebody with a bird plucking machine as I have 10 muscovy ducks and 5 Cambells to be plucked.
My local man who mainly did pheasants from the local shoots has given it up and doesn't know of anyone near me.
The birds will be kept alive until I can find somebody with a machine  and if I have to travel that's not a problem.

Smallholding Wanted

Wanted small holding or small farm to rent 20 – 50 acres livestock buildings and accommodation. Contact 07542 707077 or 01435 862512


Sheep shearing services available. No flock too big or small.

Fencing Services also available at a competitive price.

Contact Oli on 07990034812

Botanicals 4 Animals

'Essential Oil therapy' for horses, pets and livestock. Compliment your animals' veterinary care with natural products. All physical and emotional issues addressed. Optimum health rebalancing and a range of herbal solutions. Health care advise for organic systems. Rosie Wibberley BSc. IAZ 07814 052742 www.middleruckham.co.uk

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if you want poultry then come to Moon Ridge Farm. Over 120 species. We have over nine breeds of POL chicken, fully vaccinated, outdoor reared, hardy friendly and productive. We breed and rear all our own ducks, geese, quail, waterfowl, peafowl, guinea fowl, pheasants, swans and rhea. Come and visit our farm we have, pygmy goats, wallabies, Mara and tame deer - all for sale as well. We have a poultry shop selling locally made poultry housing and British made poultry equipment as well as feed etc. from our local mill. All our livestock is sold healthy and true to breed standards. WE GUARANTEE OUR POULTRY so you can be sure you are buying the best. We are open Wednesday to Saturday 10.30 am - 5 p.m. no appointment required. Also at Moon Ridge is the Poultry Lodge - a poultry boarding service, we are happy to consider boarding any of your smallholders livestock. www.moonridgefarm.co.uk Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon. Local and Nationwide delivery service 01392 851190 or 07891 329538 Kate or Merv. FREE FRIENDLY ADVICE, new poultry keepers welcome

WEEKE FARM, Spreyton.

Large selection of fully vaccinated, colourful, Point of Lay hybrid CHICKENS for sale. Amber, Black Sussex, Columbian Blacktail, Blue Haze, Goldline, Light Sussex, Maran Cuivree, Rhode Rock, Speckled Maran, Skyline, White Ranger. Great looking and great laying. We also have a 'One Stop Chicken Shop' stocked with feed, bedding and accessories. Located between Crediton and Okehampton. Please call Sarah or Anthony on 01363 82795, info@weekefarmdevon.co.uk , www.weekefarmdevon.co.uk


Apple trees from £8 100+ varieties, dessert, juicing, cider to suit your farm, smallholding. Many other fruit trees, bushes. Discounts for wholesale, community projects schools. Advice and free catalogues. sales@adamsappletrees.co.uk Tel: 01404 841166 Fax: 01404 841196 www.adamsappletrees.co.uk


Largest range of Westcountry apple varieties, also pears, plums, medlar, quince, nuts. Ornamentals for small gardens up to parklands. Hedging and native trees for all types of farm and country schemes. Also we run courses on pruning and training fruit trees, orchard management, selecting ornamental trees for various situations, and an apple display throughout October: see our website for details. Thornhayes Nursery, Cullompton. 01884 266746. www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk


All aspects of tree, hedge & fence work. Quality firewood & Woodchip. Friendly, Reliable & Tidy. Please call Josh on 01363 83863 or 07792 906258 (mid Devon).

BARE ROOT HERITAGE FRUIT TREES for sale this winter.

Good selection of varieties of apple, pear and cherry, many rootstock sizes. Hand-grafted and tended without chemicals at our off-grid small farm, selection of agroforestry plants also available. All raised at Steepholding, Greenham Reach, the Ecological Land Co-op's first site, near Tiverton. www.steepholding.wordpress.com 07949 294364


All aspects of Design, Planning (including the new Agricultural Building Permitted Development legislation) and Building Regulation submissions and Contract supervision. New Build, Extensions, Conversions, Holiday Accommodation, Camping, Glamping, Eco and Timber building and design, Agricultural and Forestry Developments. Call Roger for a free initial visit and consultation. Tel. 01297 444416 Mobile. 07909 966422 Email: mail@timberintent.co.uk Web: www.timberintent.co.uk


stock of various ages for breeding/rearing on & spun/raw white/black/brown/grey wools for craft use, soft lamb skin rugs, ½ & whole lamb/mutton/hogget boxes. Naturally reared & grass finished BEEF SHORTHORN & GALLOWAY 10Kg & 15kg beef boxes, beef the way it used to taste, available 3-4 times a year. Fresh ¼ AND ½ pig pork/bacon boxes cut to your requirements, sausages, bacon & gammon regularly available from woodland reared pigs. Can deliver meat boxes by overnight courier nationwide. POULTRY Ixworth, Sabelpoot & Pekin, Cayuga ducks & West of England Geese - HATCHING EGGS & young birds. Advice freely given! One-day SMALLHOLDER TRAINING COURSES on keeping Poultry, Pigs, Sheep, Lambing, Tractors & more... Annual scheduled dates & tailored private days by arrangement. Contact: Gillian or Ian, SOUTH YEO FARM EAST, Tel: 01837 810274 email: info@farmerdixon.co.uk or see www.southyeofarm.co.uk


HEDGE LAYING, COPPICING, SMALL TREE WORK, GENERAL CONSERVATION undertaken by Tavistock Taskforce Community Interest Company. Experienced team of conservation volunteers of all ages and abilities available to work in West and South Devon and South East Cornwall. Reasonable rates. Please ring Peter O'Dell for more information on 01822 610071

Pig Keeping Courses at Smallicombe Farm

Ian and Maggie have been breeding pigs for over 25 years and have been passing on their expertise to individuals and DASH members as trainers for over 15 years. Group courses can be arranged through DASH or individually tailored courses can be arranged direct with Ian and Maggie. They will be held at Smallicombe Farm where you will see the award winning Smallicombe Herd of rare breeds of pigs, pedigree Berkshires, pedigree British Lops and Saddleback pigs. You will have the opportunity to see the whole breeding cycle from the huge stud boars and sows to the cute newborn piglets and follow from birth to pork or on to prime breeding stock. Individual courses can be arranged to cater for all aspects of pig keeping from keeping a few weaners to breeding or showing. Maggie is a BPA judge and can help with the finer point's needed for the show ring. Weaners and breeding stock available throughout the year. Award winning en-suite B&B or self-catering accommodation if required. Ian & Maggie Todd, Smallicombe Farm between Honiton & Colyton www.smallicombe.com email stay@smallicombe.com tel. 01404 831310