Home of the Twyning Ash British Blue Herd
Twyning Ash is nestled under the Cotswold escarpment in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Set in 550 acres of grass and arable land it is a family run mixed farm consisting of beef, sheep and arable. Currently comprising of 550 head of cattle (approximately 230 beef cows and followers, which are Limousin cross British Blue or British Blue cross Limousin). With just over 100 of the cattle being pedigree British Blue, 50 mule ewes put to a Suffolk ram, 100 acres of wheat and barley and 40 acres of maize. All cereals produced on the farm are mill and mixed and fed back to homebred livestock. The whole herd is a closed herd and has been since 1995. We also have numerous Meadow quality bulls.
In 1987 following a trip to the Paris agricultural show and seeing the Belgian Blue breed for the first time coincided with us wanting to move away from our small dairy enterprise. We looked at expanding our small Hereford cross suckler herd which consisted of home bred Hereford cross Friesian cows put to a Hereford bull. In 1988 we made our first purchase of five recipients near calving with pedigree embryos from Donald Tyson of the Donnah herd, first pedigree calf arrived June 88’establishing the Twyning Ash herd of Belgian Blues.
From day one we have always seen the importance of recorded figures and this philosophy hasn't changed to this day making us the longest recording Blue Herd in the country.
It has always been our goal to produce meadow quality bulls with easier calving ability and high growth rates, good mobility with length and height. In the 23 years we have been selling semen we have earned a reputation within the A I industry with dairy farmers producing the cross bred calf that the commercial beef producer demands.