Fellfort Angus Farm is a 185-acre farm located in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork.
Ben and Elaine are leading breeders with a distinct focus on lineage, having traced their herds bloodline back to 3 Angus cows Ben’s father bought in the late 1950s. Ben believes his breed are well suited to European farming and produce the highest quality beef, thanks in large part to a grass-fed diet. Generally, he sells up to 20 of his best male calves annually as breeding bulls to other Angus breeders or commercial farmers at 12-18 months of age. The males that are not sold for breeding are finished for beef at around 18 months. The heifers, which Ben does not retain as replacements in the herd, are sold for beef at 18-22 months. The animals which are finished for slaughter, are fed on grass or else with grass silage and some of the barley which is grown on the farm. Apart from a small amount of soya and beet pulp, purchased locally, no other feed ingredients are needed. The straw from the barley crop provides bedding during the winter months.