Overbury Farms is an arable farm with sheep set on the historic Cotswold slopes of Bredon Hill on the Worcestershire Gloucestershire borders.
Overbury Farms is part of the Overbury Estate which has been in the same family for over 250 years. Covering 1,538 hectares, it surrounds the picturesque villages of Overbury and Conderton.
NEXT EVENT: Open Farm Sunday on 7th June 2015. Visit the Events page for more information.
2015 LAMBING – THE STORY SO FAR…. read our lambing blog by Reg the Shepherd
New & Old
Traditional values & new technology…
While we are very keen to maintain many traditional values (such high standards of hedge cutting & keeping on top of wall repairs) we have taken up many aspects of modern technology (such as GPS mapping) to keep us ahead with cost savings & efficiency. Farm Manager Jake Freestone spoke at the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference on Precision Farming – link to video. There is an emphasis on conservation and we enjoy sharing with future generations what farming is about. We meet the rigorous environmental standards set by the farm’s LEAF Audit and LEAF MARQUE (LEAF is Linking Environment and Farming) which is in addition to our Farm Assurance standards (meaning our products can be sold with the Red Tractor Logo). In late 2012 we became a LEAF Demonstration Farm.
Useful sites you might be interested in…
Our farm is responsible for the majority of the farmland on the Overbury Estate. The estate rents houses, cottages, offices, workshops etc in the villages of Overbury, Conderton, Beckford & Kemerton
The LEAF Marque – our LEAF Tracks number is 133648
Overbury’s private purpose built nursery situated adjacent to Overbury First School. The children enjoy lots of activities on the farm and have regular visits
Jake’s You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/No1FarmerJake
Jake posts all types of quick videos about the farm from our events, how our machinery works, to series/groups such as the Harvest 2011, 2012 & 2013