Building a business from fleece to fibre

Despite having no farm of her own – indeed no farming background – RBST member Katie Allen has not only found a way to bring rare breed sheep into her life, she has developed a whole new skill set to enable her to create Loopy Ewes, a business based on their fleece.Read more

A three-way route to meat sales

Keith Siddorn is well-known in breeding circles for his expertise with Traditional Herefords. Although he has no interest in raising beef cattle, he recognised that meat sales could provide a valuable income stream for his farm and with the help of a finisher and a butcher, he has found a way to achieve this without keeping bullocks on the farm.Read more

Born to Work

The Eriskay Pony were bred to work.Read more

Heckstall & Smith

Heckstall & Smith is located in Ladywell in South East London and is what owner Callum Hecktall-Smith describes as ‘a proper butcher.’Read more

Building on tradition at Trevaskis

The British Lop sausage that took top honours in the pork category of #GoNative with a British banger came from a family that has been farming in the same parish in Cornwall for over 400 years and can trace its association with the breed back to at least 1860. Not surprisingly, the sausage recipe is a closely guarded secret of the Eustice family.Read more