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Rectory Farm, Northmoor
Oxfordshire OX29 5SX
United Kingdom

Northmoor Meat Company news & blog: news from our family beef farm in Oxfordshire



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Farm Update 4th November 2016

James Florey


Don't you just love Autumn and the beautiful misty mornings an evenings! Keep up to date with all our latest photographs of the farm by following us on facebook and twitter. With the weather turning colder and the grass growth slowing right down we have started to bring the cattle back into the sheds for the winter. During the winter months they will be bedded down on lovely clean straw to sleep on and fed on a diet of grass silage and hay. Grass silage is grass which has been cut in the summer and then bailed up into large round bales before being wrapped in black plastic. By wrapping it in plastic it ensures no air can get to the grass and means that the grass ferments making it lovely and rich for the cattle to enjoy eating. It has quite a pungent smell to it but the cattle really do love it! By feeding them this we ensure that the cattle maintain a grass diet all throughout the year.

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