We are a family run business who purchased Cherry Orchard Farm in 1986. The farm
is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley between Monmouth and Chepstow.
The farm extends to just over ninety acres and is all permanent pasture. We use traditional
methods of farming using minimal amounts of inorganic fertilisers, instead using
farmyard manure. This not only puts vital nutrients back into the soil, but adds
to the soil structure. This ensures that a reasonable amount of grazing is produced
every year. We also rent other pastures in the area, most of which are in similar
The farm herd consists of our small herd of pedigree Galloway cattle and our main
herd of Hereford x Friesian cows. The Galloway is one of the oldest and purest of
our native cattle breeds. The females are maternal, hardy and produce an excellent
beefy calf, which is in great demand by people wanting highest quality, natural grown
We have recently found that by using our pedigree Hereford bull on the Galloways
produces meat of a more superior quality. It has the flavour of Galloway with the
succulence of Hereford.
The Galloway is a traditional breed and this system suits them well, allowing the
beef to mature slowly and adding to its taste and flavour. We believe that meat from
animals fed on a natural diet will be as tender as it is richly aromatic and savoury.
We know that the health of our animals benefits from a life enjoyed outdoors in clean
air. Stress is also kept to an absolute minimum, with no-over crowding and a short
journey to our local abattoir. We also believe that healthy animals produce quality
We perceive you, our customers, as a community of like minded people who enthusiastically
share an enjoyment of the very best, seasonal food produced on the farm and delivered
directly to your door.
The Galloway is famous for producing beef of the highest quality on low cost rations.
Studies have shown that Galloway beef is low in total fat and in saturated fat. The
beef is also high in beneficial Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, therefore more beneficial
than pork and as good as chicken or salmon.