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About Judy

Judy grew up on her parents farm in Warwickshire.  The farm reared poultry for eggs and Norfolk Black turkeys for Christmas. They bottled and marketed milk from their award-winning, pedigree Jersey cattle herd as well as farming Clun and Kerry Hill sheep and British Lop pigs  all of which are now classed as Rare Breeds.

1965 - The family moved to Gloucestershire where Judy trained as a cook serving her apprenticeship with Searcys in London.  Her work took her all over Europe expanding her knowledge of different styles of food and different cuts of meat.

1981 - Judy returned to Gloucestershire to start her own catering business; Directors lunches, Polo Club teas, private parties and large functions for up to 500 people.

1981 - Judy became a member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) having always kept her interest in farming and breeding and exhibiting chickens.

1990 - The Butts Farm was purchased with the purpose of working towards opening the farm to the public to promote British livestock rare breeds.

1991 - Judy saw The Butts Farm finally opening its doors to the first of many visitors, young and old.