Creating Wholly Cow has been the culmination of a long standing dream for us. We both grew up as part of large farming families in beautiful South Cheshire and it’s safe to say that farming is very much in our blood.
Careers in Finance and Travel took us to London where we had our two children and lived for over twenty years However our yearning to get back to the countryside and to lead a different way of life was strong and eventually in 2010 we bought a house near to where we had both grown up.
Having been in the same family for some 100 years, there was a lot of work needed to update and refurbish the house but its position in almost 30 acres of established pasture land was a big attraction for us as we saw the potential to truly get back to our roots. Our upbringing taught us about how food was produced and the value of knowing where it came from and we saw for ourselves the critical role that farmers play in caring for the land and environment and here was our chance to do the same.
In 2012 we bought our first Red Poll cattle and our new life began…