Southern Breeders Herd Visit 2019

The Southern Breeders Herd Visit this year will be to Bere Mill, Whitchurch, Hampshire at 11am on Sunday 6th October.

Rupert and Liz Nabarro have had Belted Galloways for over twenty years along with Welsh Black Mountain and Suffolk/Charolais cross sheep to run on their water meadows alongside the famous River Test. The Mill grounds and nearby Stud run to around 250 acres in total and the farming operation is now run by their daughter Dinah. There are 23 pedigree breeding cows with followers and two bulls. The farm finishes all animals for use in their on-farm butchery.

We will meet at 11am at Bere Mill Stud, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NG (on the opposite side of the road to Bere Mill on the B3400 just outside of Whitchurch in the direction of Overton/Basingstoke) for tea, coffee and cake and a short introductory talk, followed by a trailer tour of the farm to see the cattle. There will also be a chance to visit the Bere Mill gardens spanning the River Test and a venue for the Hampshire Country and Garden Festival and other open events, and an opportunity to hear about the fascinating history of the mill which dates from 1710 and was the first paper mill belonging to the Portal family who made bank notes for the Bank of England. Visitors are then invited back to the Stud for a late barbecue lunch.

There is no charge to attend but there will be an opportunity to donate towards costs.

An indication of numbers planning to attend would be appreciated, please contact:

Jeremy Loxton - 07775 943732 or
Alison Bunning - 013908 351165