Welcome to the prize
winning Tregondale Herd of South Devons
We are a family run farm at Tregondale, Menheniot, in South East Cornwall Situated in an attractive valley close to Liskeard, and we farm 290 acres
We run 80 pedigree South Devon suckler cows. ABRI recorded calving mainly in the Spring producing traditionally reared on natural products prime steer beef average. 400 kilos deadweight, sold to P.Warren & Son, Launceston and the later born calves are left entire for bull beef sold through C.Q.L.P. which we have been a member for 12 years. We keep about 15 heifers for replacements each year the surplus are sold for breeding. An electronic tagging system (Cornwall EID) is used for recording our cattle.
We are a traditional run farm. We grow our own cereals and crops on the farm to be as self sufficient as we can and to maintain rotation of our pastures.
80 purebred Devon and Cornwall ewes and 100 cross bred sheep (longwool & Suffolk) are kept for lambing during late January early February selling lambs through C.Q.L.P (premier lamb)
Our main interest and pride is studying the breeding of our cattle for natural fleshing, size and ease of calving.