The Farm & Our Story:
Taverners farm is a fifth generation 500 acre family farm
A Working Farm:
In our milking herd, we have 250 Devonshire milking cows and Friesians. The herd is milked through a 32 standing 16 milking unit parlour.
A working farm today, the Taverner family have been dairy farming here for five generations. Rob and Helen Taverner began the Devonshire Milking Cow Project to bring back the South Devon cow, the so-called Orange Elephant, as a great milking breed. It's much creamier milk makes superb ice cream!
The cows graze grass for much of the year and only come into the sheds in the depth of the winter to have their calf.