Park Gate Herd

Nicci and Tim Hazlem. Park Gate Herd, Pleshey, Essex -

We started our Park Gate Herd of Red Polls in 2003 in Pleshey, rural Essex. We wanted to choose a Native breed that was easy to handle and would do well on clay soil. With excellent advice and support from the Red Poll Cattle Society we made our choice.

The Red Poll cow is an excellent mother, easy calving and is milky enough to give her offspring a very good start in life.

We chose to adopt a 100% Grass Fed status and the progeny go on to finish readily at 24 to 30 months, producing a carcass over 300 kg and typically grading out at O+3.

Based on the herd’s success and increased demand we now have a small butchery and farm shop on site and our customers love the delicious taste and health benefits that Red Poll Grass Fed Beef offers.

Taken from Newsletter, No. 113, Spring 2019

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