The good like on Moulton Eaugate farm

Julie Watkins at Cranberry Farm. Photo: SG211113-114TW
Julie Watkins at Cranberry Farm. Photo: SG211113-114TW

A year after changing her lifestyle to rear turkeys in Moulton Eaugate, farming is going great guns for Julie Watkins.

Julie, who runs Cranberry Farm, sold all but about 20 to 30 of her 250 turkeys and is awaiting her new turkey poults at the end of June with plans to raise even more birds for Christmas.

She has also brought in 50 cade lambs that are being fattened up.

She says: “We were so lucky in our first year to only lose five. I have 43 because someone bought two and we are going to keep four girls and I am swapping a boy and then I can breed from my girls.

“I have really taken to it, very much. I love it. I have got six pigs as well and I am going to get some weaners.”