Four generations of my family have tended this land and reared livestock on these fields. Our passion for rearing pork and poultry to the very highest standard of care and welfare has never dimmed. In fact with the latest generation it burns more keenly than ever before.

  We believe, like the RSPCA, that animals reared for food deserve a happy, healthy life. This means providing them with an environment that meets their needs; space, food, water and psychological needs too. So providing a stimulating environment that enables the animals to exhibit their natural behaviour is very important.

The Freedom Food scheme covers every stage of a farm animal’s life, from the handling, to how they are transported and finally slaughtered. Each stage is governed by strict and compulsory RSPCA welfare standards and we are very proud to be a part of it.

In 2011 we were also delighted to receive a Good Chicken Award and a Leadership in Pig Welfare award from Compassion in World Farming, followed by a Good Pig Award in 2012. Even television presenters, The Hairy Bikers, have acknowledged our farm's caring ethos, describing Packington chickens as "some of the happiest in Britain!” on a recent visit to the farm.