The majority of the Portman Burtley Farm’s 750 acres of farmland is grassland. The grass-grown is mainly grazed by the cattle and sheep or made into hay and silage for winter feed.
We grow around 100 acres of combinable crops which we harvest for the grain. This is then fed back to the fattening cattle during the winter. All of our feed is home produced.
Our commitment to the environment
At all stages of farming we actively seek to limit our impact on the environment at Burtley, and, wherever possible, have a lasting positive impact.
Since we have become organic we have increased the levels of clover in the grass fields. Clover allows the grass pastures to grow without the use of artificial fertilisers due to it being a nitrogen-fixing crop.