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About Headys Farm

Hi, I am just your average British farmer, sharing with you my day to day life on our mixed farm in Buckinghamshire. Come and join me for the highs and lows of farming cattle and sheep, along with growing a variety of crops for us and our animals to eat. Laugh with me, laugh at me, I don't mind, just come and see how great British food is produced and why we do what we do.

Lockdown Learning

How farmers turn grass into bales of silage

Watch farmer Rich Heady and his team use tractors and other machinery to turn a field of grass into big…

Farm Diaries

Silage making gets underway at Headys farm

We make two types of silage to feed our cattle over the winter. We make some into bales and some…

Farm Diaries

Haircut time: Why we sheer our sheep

The sheep have all had their annual hair cut 🐑 ✂️.  Luckily for them we had the professionals in. Yes…

Lockdown Learning

What’s it like being a beef farmer?

Thinking of becoming a farmer? Rich loves farming, he says “it’s such a rewarding job”. Watch as he takes you…

Lockdown Learning

How to safely walk a dog near cows – with farmer Rich

Cattle can get very excited when they see a dog nearby – and it can feel a little scary. With…

Lockdown Learning

How to walk a dog near sheep – with farmer Rich

Dogs can harm sheep and their lambs, so how do you keep them safe when walking in the countryside? Farmer…

Farm Diaries

Farmer Rich Heady reflects on life under lockdown

What a difference a month makes. In my last article I was discussing the possibility of empty fields, redundant grain…

Farm Diaries

Video: Planting oats, with farmer Rich Heady

I’ve been planting oats that will be harvested this summer and help provide breakfast for the nation. I’m part of…

Lockdown Learning

Video: The journey of oats to porridge, with farmer Rich Heady

I’m Rich and I grow crops, including oats – come with me and see what oats are, how we grow…

Farm Diaries

The ups and downs of lambing time on Heady Farm

March and April bring lambing and spring crop planting. Having owned sheep for a number of years now, I have…

Lockdown Learning

Video: Our multi-coloured field of cute calves

Farmer Rich Heady show us his five different breeds of cow and two breeds of bull, that have given a…

The Big Issues

“Don’t panic, we’ve got sheds of wheat and fields of beef”

Listen to a short sound snippet from English farmer Rich Heady, about his thoughts on coronavirus and food. Rich says:…

Farm Diaries

‘Too much tail’: When a farmer’s crop gets rejected

We have all our grain sampled and tested so that we know the quality of our crops, and where best…

Farm Diaries

Video: Rich Heady ‘bedding the cattle’

Just to clarify, when I ‘bed the cattle’ it is very different to bedding a woman or man 🙈. Bedding…

Farm Diaries

Rich’s farm diaries: Climate change and lusty rams

I hope you have all enjoyed Veganuary…a lot of farmers get their knickers in a twist about this, but when…

Farm Diaries

Behind the scenes at Oxford Farming Conference 2020

I was lucky enough to be selected as an ‘Emerging Leader’ for this years Oxford Farming Conference. Here is a…