Duggleby High Barn is a mixed farm covering 133.hectares in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. The farm has arable fields on the higher, flatter ground and grassland in a steep sided chalk valley where a wide range of wildflowers can still be found – this is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The farm includes Nine Springs dale, an area of outstanding beauty and scientific interest. As well as producing arable crops, the farm specialises in producing quality beef from a pedigree herd of English longhorn cattle, a distinctive and rare breed. Conservation work on the farm includes hedgerow restoration (laying, replanting and the introduction of a two to three year trimming cycle), the growing of special areas of seed crops as winter food for birds, creation of fallow plots within arable crops to attract ground nesting birds and the creation of grass and flower margins around fields to provide habitat for birds, insects and small mammals. These features have benefited the local badgers and the farm has also been used to successfully release rescued barn owls.