Welcome to Hendra Farm

Hendra Farm is a traditional smallholding set deep in the South East Cornwall countryside. We farm Herdwick sheep, Rheas and alpacas, keep pedigree Shire horses, and run Talons, our owl encounter and falconry centre.

What we do

On the farm we keep Herdwick sheep, Shire horses, poultry, rheas, pigs, and alpacas. We produce our own high welfare meats, which are sold through local markets and shops, and our mobile catering business The ‘Ansum Burger Co.

We also run a bird of prey centre, Talons,  offering hands on owl experiences and falconry courses.

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We have owned and bred pedigree Shire horses  for over 20 years – find out more about our magnificent horses.

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Home produced meats and eggs produced with the highest standards of welfare.

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 Owl encounters, falconry displays and courses for individuals, private parties, schools and other groups.

A warm welcome to Hendra Farm

Hendra Farm is set amongst the stunning countryside of South East Cornwall, and is home to an eclectic mix of much loved farm animals and the awe inspiring birds of Talons, Owl and Falconry centre. The farm is run by Senara and David Collings, whose high standards of animal welfare and commitment to their lifestyle, is their overriding passion. Hendra Farm produces the meat for Senara’s catering business The ‘Ansum Burger Co, which can be seen out and about at local festivals, rallies and agricultural shows, and is also sold from The Larder to local pubs, shops and restaurants.

The farm has been home to several magnificent Shire horses for over twenty years, and still has its first mare, now 23yrs old! They quietly graze the fields whilst many admirers pause to appreciate their sheer size and beauty – they truly are gentle giants!

A flock of Rheas can be seen grazing in the paddocks – they are inquisitive, friendly and rather endearing birds, farmed for eggs, chicks, feathers and meat.

The Herdwick sheep always cause a second look because of their distinctive colouring, and ‘teddy bear’ like faces. The alpacas are also attractive animals, and by farming them for meat, we offer the breed a real future, and improve the welfare of those that don’t ‘make the grade’.

The welfare of our livestock and their environment is paramount – we pride ourselves on the care and attention our animals and birds receive on a daily basis. Our reputation speaks for itself!

We have been featured on BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Spotlight, Radio 4’s Farming Today and ITV’s The Hungry Sailors.

News from the Farm...

The daily life and happenings of a Cornish smallholding with an eclectic mix of creatures, large and small! A small farm with a big passion!