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Home Farm (Exeter)

Home Farm (Exeter)

This is a 1500-acre farm north-west of Exeter. It has the alluvial soil of the Creedy Valley, steeper red land to the south, and steep and wet culm measure land beyond that. It is fringed with 1200 acres of woodlands at the south (in the same ownership). The estate has been owned by the Quicke family for 450 years. There are 500 cross bred dairy cows and some 300 dairy followers grazed for 10 months of the year under a New Zealand style grazing system. 250 tonnes of traditional cheeses are produced each year,  with a significant proportion exported. There are 600 acres of crops grown every year including, in rotation, maize and wholecrop wheat as winter feed for the dairy herd, wheat, barley and oilseed rape for sale through the local Grain Cooperative. Visitors can visit all aspects of the farm and have a tour of the cheese dairy, stores and shop.

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