We are delighted to announce that Mudchute has secured the status of Rare Breeds Survival Trust Approved Conservation Farm Park. Here at Mudchute we are home to a wide range of rare and native breeds including Oxford Down, Whitefaced Woodland, Southdown and Jacob sheep, Dexter cattle, Tamworth, Large Black and Middle White pigs as well as Golden Guernsey goats. We are also home to rare breed poultry including Aylesbury and Rouen ducks and Dorking and Indian Game chickens. We are delighted to receive this recognition and many thanks to farm manager Tom Davis, and all of you who helped support our rare breeds programme to help make this possible.
This month’s Rare Breeds Survival Trust magazine, The Ark, includes a lovely about Mudchute including some lovely profiles of our staff and volunteer team and describes the community heart and focus of Mudchute including young farmers, local schools, the Friends of Mudchute and more! You can now find the article here.
We’ll be officially unveiling the new approved farm park sign in our courtyard on Tuesday, January 30th at 2pm with the help of celebrity chef and rare breeds ambassador Cyrus Todiwala MBE. Join us celebrate this achievement!