Newton Farm Partners

Newton Farm Partners

The GOODMEAT herd

Newton Farm is based in Newton St Loe near Bath.  The farm is regeneratively farmed and is lowland rolling hills and meadows.

Family Smiling

Farm Facts

  • Newton Farm Partners – Josh Gay, with parents Hugh & Celia, and brother Will
  • Newton St Loe, Bath
  • 500 acre farm tenanted from Duchy of Cornwall
  • South Devon 60 cow pedigree herd with Aberdeen Angus 60 cow cross-bred herd
  • Award-winning farm shop and butchery and café supplied by the farm
Cows Walking down a road

Performance

  • Finishing at 22-24 months
  • Carcases 320-240kg DW
  • Usually achieving R4L, R3, R4H and U3H grades
Cows in Field

Management

  • Spring & autumn calving herds
  • Grass & herbal leys, including clover; mob grazing
  • No bought-in feed
  • Outwinter with bale grazing
  • The management of the land aims to reduce the need for artificial fertiliser and improves the soil
  • Aim to completely out winter to eliminate cost of housing & reduce antibiotic usage
  • HLS for 13 years
  • High health status

Testimony

“Mob grazing, resting the fields for 60 days allows crops to flower, set seed and put down good roots, ensuring nothing is over-grazed.  “Last year was the first year we implemented this system and I got an extra 45 days grazing in one year

“We’re going to prioritise the South Devon going forward as we have a number of footpaths here and the cattle are particularly docile”