The St Senara Herd is owned by Peter Cattran and is based on the Treveglos Farm in Zennor Village in West Cornwall right on the Atlantic coast.
The herd was originally developed and managed by Geoffrey Hollow, but has been in the capable hands of Martin Toman assisted by wife Tracy for the last three years.
The farm is managed “organically” with the milk being sold to OMSCO, who are unable to sell all of their available milk as Organic and so a lower price is returned to the Producer than that expected at the start of the two year conversion period.
Despite the lower than expected returns Peter Cattran is committed to the Organic system and continues to farm in this manner.
The farm is part of a Stewardship scheme whereby Landscape values of the Rock outcrops and stonewalls are given a high priority. This creates problems for normal farming operations, such as weed topping or ploughing, but despite this Martin and Tracey spend a lot of time maintaining the farm and annual forage crops are grown to extend the grazing season and Red Clover leys are sown for silage production and White clover leys are used for grazing.