Hacknell, nestling in a secluded part of North Devon between
Dartmoor and Exmoor is a true mixed farm with cattle, sheep,
corn and a cider orchard where chickens peck and wander beneath
We are proud of our South Devon cattle whose gentle nature and
rich milk make them ideal mothers. Calves suckle their milk for
around a year and then graze on the lush clover rich grassland
on which no artificial fertilisers are used.
Pasture is grazed in rotation with sheep, the traditional way,
to prevent the build up of pests and provide a clean, healthy system
which avoids use of drugs and antibiotics.
On the better land, we grow corn, barley, wheat, oats and beans
to feed the animals in winter. The straw provides comfortable bedding
and is returned to the land in the form of farmyard manure.
We supply a full range of organic meat: beef, lamb, pork and chicken
(as well as Chritmas turkeys).