Ben Harman

Ben is a 4th generation farmer and third generation Charolais breeder, currently farming 274ha over three sites on top of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. He currently around 100 head of mostly pedigree Charolais with some Charolais Wagyu cross cattle for his beef enterprise ‘Chagyu’. The arable land is farmed under a share farming agreement with a local contractor. Ben farms with the help of his amazing 82 year old father and with part time help from a keen local young farmer. Ben is a former Chair of the British Charolais Society, which was founded by his Grandfather and others in 1962, and has enjoyed roles with Charolais and Charbray International. He is currently chair of the British Cattle Breeders Club, sits on the board of CHeCS the Cattle Health Certification Scheme and is a board member of the National Beef Association. He is an avid traveller, rugby supporter, cook and reader, particularly of cosmology, particle physics and novels. In the past he enjoyed working briefly for the Holstein Friesian Society as an editorial assistant and for AG-World Europe assisting in the export of breeding pigs to the far east. With a friend Ben also ran an enterprise ‘Pinballers Anonymous’, they rapidly became the largest reseller of Pinball machines in the UK, hosted many events and championships culminating the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) World Championships which was held on the farm (the only occasion it had left Las Vegas).