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Why Do We Keep Guernsey Cows?

Guernsey cows are known for their docile and friendly nature. Rather than trample you to death, they want to lick you to death! They don't produce as much milk as other breeds do but they make up for it in the creaminess of their milk, quality not quantity.  Other dairy breeds typically have butterfat of 3.5% whilst our Guernseys are up at 5.5% - that's the secret to making the most delicious ice cream.

Happy cows produce more and better quality milk. A scientific study has shown that if you name a cow and treat her as an individual she will produce 500 pints more milk a year.

Their welfare is crucial to our business, and we do everything to make our girls happy.

We are one of the only herds of pedigree Guernseys in the UK with over 200 cows currently producing our lovely milk. Managing a pedigree herd takes skill, time and lots of effort and we have a dedicated team that specialises in the three stages of looking after the herd.

Say Hi to our Farmer Phill!

Our Guernseys are taken care of by Phill Carlisle and his team based at Thornton Lodge, Finghall. Phill has many years experience of farming and is very focused on ensuring our Guernseys receive the very best care, food and attention at all times.

Guernsey Cows need a little more attention than some other breeds, particularly when they are starting out, so we house our calves at Brymor - keeping them tucked up in a cosy barn until the warmth of Spring when they can graze on our pasture here at the farm.  

The calf shed can be viewed by the public from the indoor play area, call in and see the calves and make it a part of your visit to the Parlour?  
Our opening times
can be found here

You may be lucky enough to see our Guernsey Girls grazing in the meadow as you approach the Parlour from the main road.

Show Success

This Summer our Guernsey Girls 'Chloe' and 'Flo' have been super busy attending local shows across the region. The girls have been impeccably well turned out at every event, and are always on their very best behaviour. This season the girls have won a total of nine prizes, and four of them were in the top two places! A big well done to our Guernsey Girls, not forgetting our resident 'Cow Girl' Rosie Grant, for all her hard work and dedication to our girls.
Click on the gallery to see the girls in action:

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Enjoy Beautiful Walks From Brymor

Explore amazing countryside right here at Brymor with walks for all abilities

  • Posted On: 7 November 2018
  • Author: Jo
  • Number of views: 1585
Enjoy Beautiful Walks From Brymor

We are blessed to have our base at High Jervaulx Farm right here in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  With lbeautiful undulating pastureland and stunning parkland there are beautiful footpaths and bridle paths for everyone to enjoy.  Walkers can park all day and ramble amongst the lush pasture fields and through the nearby historic villages.  Dogs are welcome too.

Whether you fancy a short stroll or something more challenging, the walking trails around Brymor couldn't be more enjoyable.  With plenty of free parking and a range of trails to choose from, it's easy to get away from it all in the countryside around the farm.  Brymor is very close to Jervaulx Abbey; founded by Cistercian monks in 1156 and nearly is the village of Thornton Steward, a quiet village which can be traced back to 1041 and a pre-Conquest Saxon Land Charter.  Danby Hall and Danby Grange are also amounts the many places of historical interest nearby and trails follow the beautiful meandering River Ure.  

And of course, when you have finished your walk,  you have earned the well deserved refreshments and ice creams available in the parlour! 

One of our favourites is the walk from Jervaulx Abbey to Thornton Steward - you can find out more and download the route here.  Of if you fancy shorter routes, try our 1.5 mile and 4 mile circular routes around the farm.  

Download our walks here:

Walk around Brymor 1.5 miles

A Circular Walk Around Brymor 7.5 miles

All walks around Brymor 

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