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Visiting Laverstoke Park farm

buffalos with a back scratcher at Laverstoke Farm Park

We had a Vetark outing to the Farm to Fork Festival at Laverstoke Farm Park, ex-F1-racing driver Jody Scheckter has established and driven forward a superb organic farm. Working with buffalo to produce organic mozzarella here in UK, buffalo also make good burgers - the steaks looked great but we should have marinaded them, shame nobody suggested it! The milk and the ice cream are fantastic though, higher fat but healthier fat!

One fascinating item was the buffalo backscratcher, like the ones being used in large dairy units and probably worth investigating in some zoos (although the cost is probably horrific). The animals were queing up to use it to get to just that spot....

It would be great to see them developing the organic wine standards as well, this is holding back development of some superb wines such as those from Danebury Vineyards.