Eves Hill Farm is a family run mixed arable and grassland farm of nearly 400 acres.
We, the Buxton family, have been farming at Eves Hill since 1960 with Jeremy Buxton the third generation to be running the farm, in partnership with parents, Robert and Rita.
Eves Hill Farm has a long history of cattle farming. Today, we are breeders of fine native pedigree poll Hereford cattle, complemented by a commercial suckler herd. We also grow spring barley, winter wheat and oil seed rape.
Eves Hill is managed under the High Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme. Over the past few years, we have planted miles of hedgerows, new woodlands and hundreds of native trees. Field margins have been established with wild flowers to attract insects, especially pollinators like bees and butterflies. This has created new and diverse habitats, preserved the local landscape and made a wonderful environment to farm and for our Hereford herd to live in.
The farm is host to a huge array of different birds and animals. Birdlife includes buzzards, skylarks, game birds (including grey partridge), song birds and owls to name but a few. We have successfully introduced English partridges, who are now nesting on the farm, and our population of lapwings is growing.
We plant areas of bird feed to help the bird population on the farm through the winter and owl boxes have been erected around the farm in conjunction with the Hawk & Owl Trust.
It is also very common to see hares on our fields, and many deer roaming around the farm.
Visitors are welcome: just let us know when you’d like to come and we will do our best to accommodate you.