SHELLEY OAKS FARM


Our endeavour is to establish ‘Shelley Oaks’ as a working mixed farm in a welfare conscious, environmentally friendly way.

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Farming nature's way


‘Shelley Oaks’ is an 80 acre farm on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. We took on the tenancy in April 2016 and are currently undertaking a mammoth task to re-establish the meadow grasslands and renovate the farm buildings. We have managed a flock of pedigree Jacob sheep for a few years and their number grows each Spring. They produce tasty lean meat which we offer for sale in ‘meat boxes’, wool for spinning and beautiful sheep skins. We also produce excellent quality hay either in small bales (perfect for Smallholders and Horse Owners) or handy bags (an economic and mess free alternative for “Small-furries” Enthusiasts). Our endeavour is to establish ‘Shelley Oaks’ as a working mixed farm in a welfare conscious, environmentally friendly way.


Our Aims:

  • Enhance the local landscape and create wildlife habitats.
  • Champion food provenance and encourage an interface with our customers.
  • Allow our animals to mature naturally and to treat them with the kindness and respect they deserve.
  • To provide quality meat direct to the consumer in order to minimise food miles and ensure food traceability.
  • Reinvest year-on-year in our conservation work.

Meat Boxes


We produce the majority of our meat as ‘Hogget’. These are grass fed, slow maturing sheep in their second year. They give a lean meat with a deeper flavour than lamb whilst maintaining lamb-like tenderness. We only sell meat from animals born and raised on our farm so we can guarantee provenance. As we sell direct to the consumer we can offer this excellent product at superb value. Our Hogget is prepared to be either oven or freezer ready in sealed labelled packages. Once frozen it will stay fresh in your freezer for 12 months. Usually a ‘Half Hogget Box’ will contain approximately 10kg of meat and this will take up 1 ½ to 2 shelves of a standard upright freezer.


The Shelley Oaks Half Hogget Box typically contains:

  • Two ½ legs
  • Two ½ shoulders
  • Chops
  • Breast
  • Either liver or kidney

Please note that contents may vary. For advanced orders we can butcher according to your specific requirements - just get in contact for more information.

How to Order:
1) Join our mailing list and we will let you know when we have Hogget available. (Alternatively phone us at any time and we will add you to our waiting list.)
2) Email or Phone us to reserve your Hogget Box (first come, first served).
3) We will let you know when we are ready for you to come and collect it from the farm. We prefer cash on collection but bank transfer in advance is possible.

If you would like some Hogget-friendly recipes - just ask we’ll be happy to share them with you!

Quality Hay


We produce small bale and bagged hay from our new leys of quality grass mixes - a Herb rich meadow grass mixture from Bright Seeds:

  • Traditional long term pasture mix
  • Clovers fix atmospheric nitrogen and add useful protein to the sward
  • Timothy included for its good palatability and hay quality
  • Meadow fescue included for good digestibility
  • Herbs add useful trace elements to the diet
  • Chicory is known for its anthelmintic (anti-parasitic) properties.

 

We work year round to keep our grass leys free from weeds and pests ensuring you get the best possible forage for your animals - Created in sunshine and stored in well ventilated barns. NO ORDER TOO SMALL. We are happy for you to come and collect a single bale or a couple of bags when you need to. Just give us a call and let us know what you need and when. We do offer discounts for larger orders. Delivery is also possible.

Contact Us


We are more than happy for you to visit us - just get in touch. If you would like to find out more about the farm, our products or to place orders please get in contact:

02381 843943

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If you would like us to email you when we have lamb or hogget available please join our mailing list by sending us your email address. Any contact information received by us is used only to notify you when products are available, or for liaising regarding orders. No personal information is passed on to third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time by notifying us via email.