Chris Woodhead

Chris Woodhead


Chris, 30, farms beef cattle, lamb and goat in Kent. Chris lived on a family farm until aged 12 when his father died, subsequently Chris left the farm to live with his mother. Leaving school Chris became a gas engineer but was drawn back to farming after contracting a nearly fatal virus abroad. His dad’s land wasn’t an option to rent and so after a lot of searching (and begging) Chris managed to lease a field and bought 32 in-lamb ewes.

Six years later his business is growing steadily, minus some setbacks, and this year lambed over 500 sheep. The goat herd has grown to over 100 and runs 10 cows, all across Kent.

Removing Barriers for Young People in Farming

NIAB Seminar Tent

Farming is in decline across UK and Ireland, with an ageing farming community and lack of new entrants contributing to this and The Prince’s Countryside Fund has committed to supporting succession, progression, and new entrants into farming. This session will discuss the findings of our recent research project looking at barriers to farming for young […]