Founded in 1995, Nesbitt Farms is a certified organic mixed farmimg business. Aileen and Stephen Nesbitt, the farm’s owners, have been breeding Hereford Polled cattle and British White cattle for more than 25 years, originally under the herd name “Titcomb” and since 2001 under the herd name “Cleland”.
Hereford Foundation females were acquired by the Nesbitts from the purchase of the Benacre Polled Hereford Herd with later additions of Lowesmoor, Votex, Fisher and Dendor females. Our British Whites originated from the Penwartha herd with other females coming from many well-established herds.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of husbandry and animal welfare. Nesbitt Farms is a member of the Hi-Health Herdcare Cattle Health Scheme (Bio-best). All our cattle are accredited Leptospirosis free; IBR free: BVD free (vaccinating against BVD using Bovela) and Johnes Risk Level 1.
The basic philosophy of organic farming is simple and compelling –
“nature knows best”.
In other words organic farmers follow nature in applying natural methods of maintaining soil and animal health and avoiding chemical interventions which interfere with the natural process.
This translates into the following fundamental principles which are required for organic farming.
The land is farmed on a ‘mixed’ basis. This means introducing diversity of crop species and rotating crops in a periodic cycle, thereby avoiding any form of monoculture (which does not allow the soil to regenerate naturally without chemical intervention and destroys fertility).