Redwoods Farm.
 

Mark Chapple - Redwoods Farm - Devon

The farmer

Mark Chapple is is form a family of farmers and he is following his grandfather's footsteps. He has been farming at Redwoods Farm since 2007 and has 150 acres in pasture and cover crops.

The animals

Mark is supplying us with our soy free chicken which is a Hubbard hybrid, chosen for being a good grazer, slow growing and rather active. Mark also keeps beef 50-60 cattle which are a breed called a Stabiliser which is a Red angus  / Simmental cross which is being transitioned to a 100% pasture fed diet. Mark also farms 700 Highlander sheep, originally a NZ breed and they are 100% pasture raised with the view of becoming PFLA certified.

The land

The farm rises to 850' above sea level and is undulating clay loam. Mark installed a bore hole on taking over the farm in 2007 and the water is supplied through this.

 

Mark is working on integrated farming where animals follow each other in rotational grazing systems to be regenerative.