Welcoming new life

Here at Shugborough, we are lucky enough to have a working farm, where you can witness farming first hand. An important part of farming is the breeding of animals, and our farm team are working hard to make sure that we are successful.

Our farm has received one of the highest standards of welfare for our cattle, Freedom Foods Accreditation. So, we manage our cattle with their best interests at heart. They are pasture fed and live their lives out in the parkland, grazing productively to aid in the conservation of our Parkland. Currently, Shugborough has southdown sheep, dorkin chickens, tamworth pigs and longhorn cows. 


New life in 2018.

Last summer, our farm team tried two different methods of breeding our cows. We both artifically inseminated and welcomed the magnificent bull Zinfandel. Because of this, we will have two periods of calving at Shugborough, one in May and one in August.

In the spring we hope to welcome lots of calves
Longhorn calf at Shugborough
In the spring we hope to welcome lots of calves

We have started the first phase of lambing on the farm. Our farm team have all hands on deck as we welcome some bouncing bundles of joy. You may be lucky and see a beautiful lamb born right in front of your eyes.

We're welcoming bouncing bundles of southdown joy
Lambs at Shugborough
We're welcoming bouncing bundles of southdown joy