As our Red Poll cattle are fully grass fed, you will not be surprised to know that most of our farm here in Cheshire is laid down to pasture. This is used for summer grazing and to make silage for the winter. However we do also grow a little wheat and barley. Our neighbouring farmer harvests this for us and they take the grain for their own use and we use the straw for bedding. We only planted this Spring Barley 3 weeks ago but the warm and sunny weather we have been having, combined with a welcome bit of rain last weekend, means its coming on really well.