After several generations of milking Friesians in Napton, we decided to diversify into milking Water Buffalo.
We started at the end of 1999, with 20 milking cows and a bull. In 2007 we sold the remaining Friesians and increased the Buffalos to 80 milkers.
Napton Water Buffalo have since grown and are now milking approximately 140 cows with around 100 young stock. Our total herd is around 300.
We currently farm approximately 250 acres in and around Chapel Green, Napton. Our Buffalo are a well known sight to boaters on the Oxford Canal.
Wide-eyed curious Buffalo, in for the Winter. ‘Bubalus Bubalis’ are native across most of Asia and there are actually more of them kept worldwide than cows. However in this country, they are still very much a novelty!