Welcome to North Down Farm
North Down is a traditional mixed livestock farm in the heart of mid-Devon not far from Exeter and Crediton, where we breed pedigree, rare breed Gloucester Old Spot Pigs to sell as breeding stock or as pigs for you to bring on and finish yourselves. We also keep a small flock of pedigree Shetland Sheep. We recently gave up keeping Devon Ruby Cattle after many years.
All our animals are born on the farm and reared as naturally as possible in a non-intensive, traditional way. This allows them to grow at their own pace, enjoying an outdoor and free-range life. We use rotational grazing and we don't use pesticides. Our only fertiliser comes from the livestock themselves. We believe in giving all our animals the happiest life possible so they are relaxed and stress-free. They are easy to handle, used to people and very friendly.
The farm is also home to Ernest Pig, who has had a novel dedicated to him by the wonderful author Laurie Graham. Go and read her, she's excellent. The book is 'The Grand Duchess of Nowhere'. You can follow him on Twitter @ErnestPig.