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14/07/2021

WE WILL BE BACK IN ACTION FROM SATURDAY 17/07/2021

During our annual TB test earlier this year the vet found 2 cows who reacted to the skin test. Naturally we were devastated, not only did this mean that we had to stop selling our raw milk, but 2 of our girls had to be culled. As a family farm each of our girls are important to us and part of our team. We work hard to keep them in tip top health and this came as a real blow. Cows that display a reaction to the test are subject to a post-mortem to inspect for TB lesions, tissue samples are also taken to endeavour to grow TB from the tissue in a lab. We are pleased to say that neither cow showed visible lesions, nor were the lab able to grow TB from the samples taken.

 

In our latest TB test, the whole herd tested negative and we officially have our TB free status back! Of course we are over the moon and it means we can recommence selling our raw milk. We have now had the milk tested for quality and the results were excellent, so we will be opening the vending machine again from Saturday 17th July 2021, from 8 till 6. We will them be open from 8 till 6 every day thereafter.

 

We would like to thank all our loyal customers who have sent messages of support and who have kept faith in us and our beautiful Jersey girls and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

 

James and Louisa

 

 

 

 

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James and Louisa Edgar
James, Maddy and Louisa Edgar

The Farm

Park Farm is a dairy & arable farm, one of three on the Chevening Estate, in Brasted, north Kent close to the Surrey border. The farm is run by James Edgar, who is the 3rd generation of the Edgar family to farm this land. Over the years the farm has evolved but the essence is still the same – to produce high quality crops and milk. The farm is made up of approximately 900 acres which is divided into arable land and a dairy enterprise.

The arable part of the farm is approximately 600 acres and a mixture of wheat, barley and beans is grown which is sold through a Farmer Owned Co-operative. In addition to the arable part of the farm producing quality crops for sale, we also aim to produce as much feed for our cows as possible, growing silage, maize and fodder beet in house.

The Farm currently has a milking herd of 250 Holstein Friesian cows, with all year round calving. We raise our own dairy youngstock and overall we have approximately 400 head of cattle, including 1 Aberdeen Angus bull. The bulk of our milk is purchased by Freshways and is taken away for pasteurisation to be sold in shops. In addition to this in July 2016 we also obtained our license to sell raw milk at the farm gate. This is milk which is unpasteurised and unhomogenised. Our raw milk is full fat and you will be able to see the cream settle on top of the milk.

We breed and raise some Aberdeen Angus cows for beef and have started breeding pigs for pork. We have hand reared a small number of sheep in order to create a small flock for lamb. Our beef and pork is available for purchase from the farm (please contact us for availability).

We are also able to offer interesting and educational school/ club visits to the farm. These tours can be tailored to the needs of your group and include a tractor and trailer ride to view some of the arable land and a tour of the dairy unit. For more information contact Louisa on 07909 510340 or email us at admin@edgarandson.co.uk.

Park Farm Aerial View

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