It’s the people working in the Carswell Group that make it special. We work hard to provide support and training at every level in our businesses, and provide unique opportunities for experienced people and newcomers alike. The satisfaction of working with animals and the seasons in the beautiful setting of the Devon countryside is what makes us get up in the morning and love coming to work
Farming organically is healthier for the soil and our animals and is inherently more sustainable. With regular soil sampling and detailed analyses, we focus on soil health so that we can grow the best quality grass and forage for our cows whilst improving, rather than taking from, the ground we farm. We don’t use pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Wildlife thrives on our farms and the products we produce are tasty, healthy and completely organic.
We want the best and make no excuses for being single-minded with this approach in everything we do. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, with great grass to feed our cows. Whether staying in one of our holiday cottages, eating a steak from The Well Hung Meat Company or something delicious from the Holy Cow dairy, the taste, service and provenance will be of the highest quality.
We are just stewards of the land we manage – we tread as lightly as we can on the planet, nurturing the soil and preserving our environment for future generations. Our cows graze on lusciously nutritious pastures bathed in sunlight on Devonshire hillsides. We have a low carbon footprint because we don’t need fertiliser; we use clover to fix nitrogen in the soil, and other nutrients are returned to the soil via the other end of the cow. We generate more energy from renewable sources than we use and work hard to close the energy and resource-use loop in all our businesses.