Our Ethos

Our aim is to integrate traditional farming virtues with the best modern technical, environmental and welfare practices. Farming animals carries great responsibility and we only source from places that share this belief.

The Denham Estate – Our Ethos

Best of Traditional and Modern

Deer welfare

Successful Deer farming is dependent on easily handled, socially gregarious and contented animals, living together in a compatible and extensive grazing environment. For this reason stock have been selected for placid temperament as well as good conformation, early fawning, fertility and hardiness.

It is impossible to over-exaggerate the most critical factor of all in influencing successful live-stock production and quality control which is the well-being and contentment of the stock. This will only be achieved through applying the highest standards of animal welfare and maintaining the strictest principles of good animal husbandry and sympathetic management.

It is not just the livestock that make a farm and we strongly believe that we have an environmental responsibility for our land.

We have been members of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme since shortly after its inauguration in 1993 and are also members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming). We have over 30kms of field margins on the Estate and beetle banks in order to encourage wildlife and songbirds.

Over the course of the years we have shown many groups of people from local schoolchildren to trade groups over the Estate through the Educational Access scheme. The Denham Estate and Denham Castle (an ancient monument on the Estate) was used for the launching of the East of England Rural Heritage scheme in 2005.