The Wright family have been farming in Staffordshire for over 50 years. Along with his mother, Mary, Andrew started the “Fourcrosses” herd of pedigree Jerseys with just 2 calves. Today the herd is 200 cows strong. The family have enjoyed success with the Jerseys in agricultural show rings at county and National level and their notable breeding has even led to some cows being sold overseas as far as Dubai.
In addition to the Jersey cows, The Wright Family also keep a commercial flock of sheep, supplying lamb to local butchers, and also a herd of commercial and pedigree Aberdeen Angus beef cattle. Some of the beef ends up on Aldi supermarket shelves, where you may also spot Matthew’s face in one of their stores!
Running the farm really is a family affair. Helen and Andrew mostly look after the Jersey cows while Matthew has concentrated more on expanding the beef and sheep enterprises over the last 10 years. Matthew’s wife Lowri has also joined the team since having their daughter and juggles farm tasks with looking after her.
The family have endured the challenges of farming over the last 50 years and are not afraid to adapt to change, and this year they are venturing in to a new era by embracing new technology to be able to bring their produce direct to the people of Staffordshire.
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Deliciously creamy Jersey milk available in Penkridge from our state-of-the-art, vending machine at:
Lower Drayton Farm –
Lower Drayton Lane, Penkridge, ST19 5RE.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
8am to 8pm
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