The farm produces beef, lamb and eggs for sale initially to staff within the College. These sales have been extended to Whitehall farm shop and Downland butchery to whom we supply an animal every fortnight. In addition Bartlett's of Bath have a finished animal per week.
Pork and Lamb produced at Lackham farm are sold to both outlets with the aim of producing more for other customers.
Students can not only see the farm results but also get an insight to what supermarkets and butchers sell and why the prices are different for each sector in the food chain.
The farm rears the animals so that the quality and flavour is outstanding. Animals are mainly fed on forage crops with a small amount of concentrates. It is also important to minimise the stress on the animal's right up to slaughter, this is where good management is the key and quiet animals are important.