The Watts family have looked after an award winning herd of 156 'Guernseys' at their home, Meadow Court Farm since 1970.
After studying Agriculture at University and gaining farming experience all over the world, James Watts returned home in 1999 with his wife, Claire to join his father, Ray in the family business. The couple now have two teenage children, Tom and Imogen and have since taken on full management of the 700 vergees farm to allow Ray to take a step back.
This requires James to be a mechanic, accountant, vet, crisis manager and diplomat and of course, a farmer.
His varied day starts at 5.30am when he wakes up to a bowl of cereal topped with rich glugs of chilled fresh Guernsey milk straight from the cow.
The herd consists of some of the best Guernseys in the world and has one of the highest genetic merits, rearing two of the top four globally-ranked bull breeds.
Animal welfare factors high up at Meadow Court Farm. Great milk comes from happy, healthy cows and the Watts' herd couldn't be happier. In our hot Guernsey summers, life is quite literally a breeze for them as James and Claire install fans in the cow barn to keep them cool. James is a true and passionate advocate of the breed which he believes to be the fittest and healthiest around.