The Ridout family moved to Cornwall, from Shaftesbury in Dorset, leaving behind a very special farming history to start a new chapter in 2005, and to seek out new challenges in the rolling hills of South East Cornwall.
Penbugle Farm is 260 acres belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall estate and is fully organic. It is home to the Cornshire herd of red Ruby Devon cattle calving each Spring to produce grass fed, organic beef and breeding stock to sell direct and to other markets.
In addition we have native breed sheep based on the Lleyn breed which is crossed with New Zealand Suffolk and Texel genetics for a low input grass system, lambing outside in March & April each year, producing grass fed lamb and commercial breeding stock.
Last but not least, we have 6 flocks of 2000 laying hens in mobile free range houses which produce beautiful free range organic eggs.
There is also our small Cornshire herd of rare breed native Dales ponies with foals on the farm, and various other 4 legged friends.
We’re passionate about what we do. We love farming and believe when it comes to making good food choices, information is the key. We know for example, that organic food can be slightly more expensive (not always) so have a good look round to find out more information about us, what we do and why we do it.
If you have any other questions however, or if you would like to stock our fully certified products, please feel free to contact us.
Duchy Canine Hydrotherapy is a purpose-built facility based between Liskeard and Looe in South East Cornwall, set on our family farm. They have a Jacuzzi Spa, Underwater Treadmill and Hydro Pool, enabling an array of treatments.