The Jackson Family have farmed at Rugley since 1972. Alan and Lorna took over the business in 1994.
At present the business is farming 1100 acres which is all rented, this includes a range from arable land to heather moorland.
The farming Policy has evolved over the years and is now centred on livestock breeding. All breeding aims have performance recording as the core, with breed qualities still very important.
The Cattle enterprises have changed over the years from a fattening system based on dairy bred calves to a suckler cow herd with less cattle fattened. The herd is based on Angus and Stabiliser Breeds to reduce labour requirements at calving time and allow a closed herd with all replacements bred at home.
The Sheep flocks are also performance recorded closed flocks, except for the blackfaced ewes. All Ewes are lambed indoors and grazed on a clean grazing system.