Orkney Buffalo

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Buffalo are slow growing – finishing at 24-28 months.

Finishing is on grass (and hay / silage over winter).

Buffalo eat grass short, meaning that grass re-growth is thicker and quicker.

Buffalo are extremely disease resistant.


A very healthy meat is produced, which is low in cholesterol and high in mineral content with less than half the total fat content of conventional lean beef.  The meat tastes a little richer and sweeter than beef, the fillet is very good.


Buffalo milk has 58% more calcium, 40% more protein and 43% less cholesterol than cow’s milk.

"You are what your animals eat!"

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Orkney Buffalo

Buffalo are a triple purpose animal, producing milk, meat and draught power.  They graze from the foothills of the Himalayas to the plains of southern Italy, and since 2013, Deerness in Orkney.


Estimates of the world population of water (domestic) buffalo is around 150 million animals in around 50 countries.


Buffalo are generally very docile and easy to handle - our buffalo are no exception, and they have just one speed when we are moving them about the farm...SLOW!