About Dupath Farm
- 150ha land comprises of arable, potato, sheep and beef enterprises
- Ewe numbers: 594 North Country mules (443 ewes and 151 ewe lambs)
- Breeds: Charollais, Hampshire, Shropshire, Texel, Suffolk and Meatlinc
- Cattle numbers and breeds: 180 mixed breed
- Other income: Christmas trees and biomass boiler
- Aims to improve grassland management and overall efficiency across the business
Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Adrian Coombe, Dupath Farm
Dupath Farm is one of the new Beef & Lamb strategic farms and is managed by Adrian Coombe. Adrian grew up on the family mixed farm on the Cornwall and Devon border and has always had a keen interest in the farm. Later, he studied at Harper Adams University which included a placement year on an Australian cotton, arable and sheep farm. Soon after graduating, he returned back home and was made partner. In 2017, after five years of running the business with his wife, they decided to take succession, however his dad still has an active role.
He applied to be a Strategic Farm hoping to improve grassland management and overall efficiencies across the business. "I’m looking forward to the whole process, from having the business reviewed, hosting events and hopefully showing progress towards my goals."
Webinar: Strategic Farm: Tame lambs – profit or loss? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wyW4zWZdLs
Spring 2020 video: Strategic Farmer, Adrian Coombe, gives an update on-farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxnYVhHxftA
Webinar: B&L Strategic Farms How to start direct selling with Dupath Farm and Chestnut Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1SjceBjKNs&t=7s
Webinar: AHDB B&L: Cornwall Strategic Farm – Improving grass growth by understanding soil health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ9pgXcMx4w&t=20s
Autumn 2020 video: Five things we learnt with Ramcompare at Dupath Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmCUC4J_lp4
AHDB article: Worming advice from Strategic Farmer Adrian Coombe https://ahdb.org.uk/worming-advice-from-strategic-farmer-adrian-coombe
Podcast: Farming and the environment – a look at AHDBs upcoming consumer marketing campaigns https://audioboom.com/posts/7931436-farming-and-the-environment-a-look-at-ahdb-s-upcoming-consumer-marketing-campaigns+
Adrian Coombe farms with his wife, Lyn and father Peter, in Callington, Cornwall.