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About Us

Yeoman Haylage is a family run business in rural Devon. We pride ourselves on the top quality Haylage we produce and also on the gold star level of customer service we offer.

John Bosley

John Bosley was born into a farming family in Oxfordshire where his father, a successful racehorse trainer, became ‘Leading Amateur Jockey’ in the 1950’s. It was during those years that John developed his own deep love of horses and a competitive spirit in the saddle.

At sixteen, John won his first Point-to-Point on a horse called ‘Rustic Work’ at a race-meeting of the Old Berkshire Hunt.

John graduated from the Berkshire College of Agriculture followed by Oxford Brookes University after which he spent 20 years as a college lecturer in equine land management and agriculture. He has been producing haylage since 1997 and launched Yeoman Haylage in 2015.

John Bosley riding Rustic Work jumps a fence at the Old Berkshire Hunt race meeting.
John, Liz and Nick of the Yeoman partnership with two children.

The Yeoman Partnership

John’s daughter, Liz and son-in-law, Nick moved to Devon in the Summer of 2016. They soon became heavily involved in Yeoman Haylage and in 2019 they formed a partnership with John.

Liz was born riding ponies and loved following her Dad over hedges out hunting. She was part of the Old Berks Hunt pony club and spent many weekends competing in tetrathlons, hunter trials and family team chases.

Thongsleigh Farm

We are based at Thongsleigh Farm in Devon. We aim to provide our customers with a good old-fashioned service using modern technology. We are proud of our haylage and guarantee every bale we sell.

Why not give us a call on 01884 250389 or email us on info@yeomanhaylage.co.uk for advice. We’ll be very happy to help.

A red tractor harvesting within the rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside.

Meet our team

Man driving red tractor looks out the open rear window.
John
Founding Partner
Woman looks admiringly at a horse within a stable.
Liz
Partner
Farmer sits on wrapped haylage bale.
Nick
Partner
Woman casually sits on wrapped bales of Haylage
Lindsey
Marketing
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Ricky
Barn Supervisor / Stockman
Man wearing a blue polo shirt leans on a bale of Haylage
Steve
Barn Supervisor
Man wearing a brown jumper leans on a bale of Haylage
Tom
Field Supervisor

Friends of Yeoman Haylage

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"We have been feeding our horses on Yeoman Haylage since 2006 and throughout that period the quality has been to a high standard with annual analysis confirming this.  Exceeding Power winner of 10 races, placed 28 times from 55 runs and £70,000 has been fed on Yeoman Haylage since 2014. Our horses look well, perform well and are very happy on Yeoman Haylage!"
Martin Bosley – Racehorse Trainer

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Need extra information or would like to leave us feedback? Then please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone, email or via the contact form. We are always very happy to help.