Trenchmore pride themselves on Local, Delicious, Low Input beef
Trenchmore's suckler Sussex Wagyu herd are grown slow and grass fed, spending those warm summer days grazing the fields around the farm and the winter in an award winning roundhouse bard, which is designed specifically to keep the animals happy and healthy.
Farming sustainably is really important to Trenchmore. The ration (or diet) to finish their prime beef cattle is based on grass and herbal ley silage and includes by-products of human food production such as;
- Brewers grains from their local craft brewers, which is high in protein
- Linseed cake oil from oil pressing that helps boost the herds omega-3
- Molasses is fed to provide a sustainable a sustainable source of energy and trace minerals needed for a healthy herd, along with straw from our wheat harvest which provides them with fiber.
- Apple pomace from Trenchmore's cider production each autumn is fed to the cattle, leaving as little waste as possible.
What do Trenchmore cattle eat?
What does low input mean?
- They have never ploughed and practice minimum tillage
- Suckler herd
- 80% grass fed from permanent pastures (soil not good enough to grow anything else) and herbal leys (soil improving, nitrogen fixing)
- 20% fed bi-products of human food production (pressed apples from cider production)
- Paddock grazed
- Winter farmyard manure is composted over the summer and spread into the soil