Owen Farms Westbury Ltd as well as farming livestock also has a number of other farming enterprises. There is about 60.5 hectares in grass for the livestock most of which is old meadows, 163.5 hectares in arable crop production, 32 hectares of solar panels and 21 hectares planted with poplar trees. The farm has more hectares in the form of wooded areas, a disused railway and an old airfield.
There are also buildings around the farm that are let out as industrial units to other local business.
One of the directors of Owen Farms, Roger Brown, also owns the holding next door and although two holdings they are farmed as one. He has another 323 hectares in arable crop production and 16 hectares of grass, this is used to over-winter polo ponies. Again this farm has areas of wood and a disused railway. All corn grown on the two farms is stored at the farm in Mixbury.
Over the arable area of the two farms Winter Wheat, Winter Barley, Winter Oats, Oil Seed Rape, Spring Beans and Maize are grown, the Oats and some of the Maize being for cattle feed, with the rest of the Maize sold to a local Anaerobic Digestion plant. All land over-wintered is planted with a cover crop to help with the soil structure.
The arable farms are very high tech, using all the latest technologies such as GPS guidance etc. The arable sides of the two farms are in a machinery share deal with another local farm based just down the road. This means that it is possible to run larger more up to date machinery over a larger area whilst cutting production costs at the same time.
Red Oak Farm is situated on the outskirts of the Buckinghamshire village of Westbury, on the border of the three counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. It is a completely new-build cattle unit and home to two pedigree herds, Red Oak Simmentals and Red Oak Red Aberdeen Angus, as well as the commercial herd which is a mixture of cross-bred Herefords, Simmentals and Aberdeen Angus. We are one of very few pedigree Red Aberdeen Angus herds in this country.
The farm is owned by Owen Farms (Westbury) Ltd, whose directors are Jackie Owen and her son Roger Brown. Roger also has another holding in the next village of Mixbury, the two farms land join and are farmed together as one with all corn being stored at Mixbury. Red Oak Farm is a dedicated unit to the cattle operated by George Coles who along with his wife Tanya also own the pedigree Simmental herd. George has been involved in agriculture for many years and has a passion for livestock farming, coming from a long line of livestock farmers.
We sell beef produced on the farm direct to you through our box scheme, meaning you know exactly where your beef has come from.
The new farm site has a history dating back many years. The reason for naming it Red Oak Farm is connected with World War 2 and there is a commemorative plaque along with a Red Oak on the site.
Read more about the farm, the herds, the box scheme and the site history on the relevant pages, if you need more info or would like to visit us please contact us (visitors are always welcome by appointment).