Park Farm at Shugborough

A view of the pigstys at Shugborough's Home Farm

Park Farm has always been, and will continue to form, a key part of the complete working estate at Shugborough.

Since their completion in 1806, the farm and outbuildings have been a key element in the life of the estate, and this has continued under the management of the National Trust. Visitors are able to see Longhorn cattle, Southdown sheep, Red and White Dorkings chickens and Tamworth pigs, most of which were important features of the historic landscape.

Longhorn cows
Longhorn cows at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
Longhorn cows

Farms form an important part of many National Trust estates, we always work to the RSPCA’s Assured animal welfare standards, which set out high standards for livestock. One of the requirements of these standards is for animals to have more space to be free in. Due to the historic construction of Park Farm, ensuring the animals have the right amount of space is harder to achieve, so this has meant reducing the number of different breeds at Shugborough. By reducing the number of breeds we hope to meet or exceed these standards in the future.