All our animals are born and reared outdoors here at Wildfell and neighbouring conservation land. The cattle are grazed on grass and forage and the majority are finished on grass during the Summer months.
We wean our young cattle into open yards with wind protection but without cover, which is much healthier for them. They are fed a mix of home or locally grown forage including fodder beet, lucerne, with small additions of rolled cereals, peas, beans and linseed.
We have an ongoing programme of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transplantation, where we have introduced some of the very best of Australian and American Aberdeen Angus genetics, including the superstar that is Te Mania Berkley. Our current and future breeding is focused on the production of animals that are easy to calve, with high fertility, docile, milky and can finish off grass in Summer, whilst producing highly marbled, tender meat resulting in a great eating experience.
We are also crossing our full blood Wagyu bull with some of our pedigree Aberdeen Angus females which again produces marvellous beef.
We want to produce discernibly better cattle and better beef so all our customers will come back for more.