Chase Royale is owned by Geoff Roper and the farm is managed by David Maughan, assisted by his wife Sam who does the farm administration, looks after all the butchery organisation and meat sales and helps with showing the cattle plus their 2 children who also help out and enjoy showing the cattle.We raise grass fed, free range animals on approx 90 acres of lush chalk pastures on the Cranborne Chase in Stubhampton, nr Blandford Forum, North Dorset.
We have a small flock of native breed cross bred sheep to produce Lamb & mutton, also Boer goats which are a meat breed of goats rather than a dairy breed and produce very healthy goat meat sometimes called Chevron or Cabrito which is low cholesterol, high in iron , high protein and ounce for ounce contains less saturated fat than chicken. Plus the Wessex Lowline herd of elite health status Lowline Angus cattle - currently the largest herd in Europe of Lowline cattle - a small hardy breed that retains its 100% Aberdeen Angus genetics that is derived from the original belt buckle Aberdeen Angus of the early 1900s. They can finish for beef on grass and produce prime quality, tender, well marbled beef naturally.
We were very proud in 2016 to be a finalist at the British Farming Awards - Beef Innovator of the year category.