The Lydiard Turkeys team

Chris Rumming is in charge of the day to day care and welfare of the turkeys and is never happier than when he is tending to his flock. When not doing this he is normally making things in his shed, growing giant vegetables or performing his duties as the assistant shepherd. 

Chris also manages the beef cattle at Park Farm.

Lindsay Rumming (Chris's wife) is in charge of the expanding Oxford Down sheep flock. She is incredibly passionate about further developing the breed and helping to try and get it popular for commercial use again.

As well as sheep, Lindsay is passionate about chickens! Having recently bought an egg incubator, and with a few failed attempts, she is delighted her first hatched chick (Kiev) is now laying eggs herself.

Lindsay butchers all the lamb and mutton in our on farm butchery.


Andy Rumming (Chris's brother) is in charge of the breeding of the cattle at Waterhay Farm, near Cricklade.

Andy butchers all the beef in our on farm butchery



Colin Rumming joined the team in 2013 and is incharge of security (along with his two much bigger friends that live next door)  He also assists in the office. When not working he likes to spend his time on holiday in Scotland or asleep on the sofa.

Owel Rumming joined the team in 2011, he is the office assistant and is very good at walking across the keyboard as important things are being typed. When not assisting in the office he can be found curled up on the window ledge.

We also have a great team of pluckers and butchers who use their annual holiday to come and work with us for a few days over Christmas each year.

They all have really high standards and each turkey is thoroughly inspected during each process to make sure your Lydiard Turkey really is "The perfect Christmas turkey"