Laverstoke Park Farm

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Laverstoke Park Farm is a farm near Overton, Hampshire, England, owned by Jody Scheckter.

The farm has turned into a substantial business and is 2500 acres in size and follows biodynamic principles. It has pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and notably water buffalo along with an on-site abattoir (currently closed). The farm is also involved in research with the Soil Association.[1]

Laverstoke Park Farm has won a number of awards[2] for its products. It sells meat and buffalo dairy products through the Waitrose supermarket chain and the Ocado online supermarket. It sells meats, meat products and buffalo dairy products from its farm shop. The company also supplies buffalo to the Gourmet Burger Kitchen chain of restaurants for use in some hamburgers.

In October 2012 a complaints panel ruled that Laverstoke's label was inappropriate for selling alcoholic beverages because it might appeal to children, and ordered retailers signed to the Portman Group's Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcooholic Drinks to stop ordering the beer and lager produced under a Laverstoke licence. Laverstoke Park Farm's founder said the order may spell the end of beer production for the farm. Jody Scheckter later decided to change the labels to comply with the Portman guidelines [3]

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