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Category Archives: On the Farm

Dog Owners Are Turning To Organic Dog Food

In a recent documentary on Channel 5, ‘The Truth About Your Dog’s Food’, dog owners discovered that cheap ingredients are being placed into commercial pet food. Since the programme aired many people are changing the way they feed their dogs, giving them more healthy and trustworthy products. Graig Farm Organics, have seen a 45% increase in sales of organic dog … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Meal For Two – Rump Steak with Quick Mushrooms and a Red Wine Sauce

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, we get ready to take plenty of orders on all our different produce. Many people tend to cook a meal rather than go out to a busy restaurant and face a two hour wait for food! At Graig Farm we have decided to help you out with giving you some inspiration … Continue reading

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Another Organic Harvest

Once again here at Graig Farm we have enjoyed a very successful organic harvest. The weather really has been so kind to us, allowing us to work in only shorts and t-shirts to get the harvest completed in record time. In the sunshine, cutting, drying and bailing doesn’t seem so bad after all, especially when we are safe in the … Continue reading

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Horse meat scandal

Before I get on to the source of our meat let me answer a few questions regarding the current horse meat scandal. Do any of our products contain horse meat? NO NEVER Do we have cross contamination of our products? NEVER Do we try and deceive customers by labelling products incorrectly? NEVER  Do we import any of our meat and poultry products from … Continue reading

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Organic farming – you are born to it

We are organic because we farm organically not because of any organic inspection routine. My understanding of animal husbandry is quite simple, nothing added nothing taken away. Organic farming  it is not and never has been a factory industry, it is a culture it is a way of life you are born to it. Agriculture has become dictated by people who … Continue reading

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The snow must go on!

Whether you like it or not, the snow must go on! We have seen the week through with blizzards and ice. It became a nightmare as we spent so much time on the road ferrying our staff from civilization to the farm and collecting goods to keep the butchers going. Snow makes the farming day very hard and as the welfare of … Continue reading

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A blast from the past

As a child a leg of Montgomeryshire mutton was an only too familiar dish served on the family farm with some tasty root vegetables and a bouquet of mint it can only be described as a wonderful childhood memory. I have always been a great advocate for mutton knowing the flavours it has to offer. Organic farming methods lend themselves … Continue reading

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Grass Fed or Not?

As the winter months draw nearer there are certain adaptations we have to make on the farm for the welfare of the animals.  Being organic means preparations have to start way back in the year in order to be able to survive the winter months. We have to make sure we can gather as much fodder (grass) as possible. We … Continue reading

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Preparing for Winter

Here we are hitting September and so many things to be done on the farm in readiness for winter. Our list of jobs to do: Lift the spuds Cut firewood for winter Fence the meadow to stop the cattle getting out Fence around the round bale silage Put up a new tractor shed New water pipe from the well And … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Delight

Getting up this morning was fantastic, with the sun kissing the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire. Today is the day that we gather the mountain ewes from the hills and part the lambs from their mothers in order to give the mothers a well earned break! The Lambs are selected in groups; boys (tups/rams) and girls (thieves/ ewe lambs), and then … Continue reading

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