Paul and Ruth Kimber have been farming since 1973, carrying on the family tradition at Charlton Musgrove in the lush pastures of the Blackmore Vale under the shadow of Alfred's Tower, where the Kimber's have farmed for 300 years.
Our children take a practical interest in the farm. Tom, who has a degree in Agriculture from Reading, and Danj, our son-in-law, work full time on the farm. Our daughters, Naomi, Bex, Jess, Hannah & Frances, together with our daughter-in-law Jennifer, also help out from time to time on the farm in the shop and at Farmers Markets.
Having a mixed stock farm we have become experts in animal husbandry, welfare being our top priority. Quality is maintained by using wholesome animal feed including home grown wheat, maize/grass silage and meadow hay - all used during the winter months. The cattle graze in the summer with special formulated rations for finishing, without the use of growth promoters. The same policy is used for all other livestock.
We are responsible traditional farmers, using fertilisers and herbicides only according to need. Our animals are treated when necessary. We enjoy the services of expert agronomists, veterinarians, and feed specialists. Our farm is independently inspected.