Ness Heath Farm

Ness Heath is our all-grass, mixed-stock farm, covering 120 acres. Breeding stock on the farm comprises 450 February-lambing ewes, with pedigree herds of 24 Hereford cows and 16 Gloucester Old Spot sows. Some of the grazing is shared with horses, further increasing the range of animals that veterinary students can become proficient at handling. The progeny of the breeding stock are reared to finishing, except in the case of some male Herefords which are sold on as store cattle. Lambs from the farms are sold in local markets, while pigs go on to supply local farm shops and specialist traditional-breed butchers.


As with Woodpark Farm, students are involved in the day-to-day work of Ness Heath Farm throughout their courses, enabling them, on this site, to experience all aspects of a wide range of livestock breeding, rearing, and finishing.