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 – Founder

John Bosley Hunting
John Bosley out with the Old Berkshire Hunt

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.

The Yeoman Partnership

Liz jumping on her pony Fizzy

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.


I have been feeding all my top event horses on John’s haylage. The bales are a user-friendly size particularly when we are packing and staying away at three day events. The horses thrive on it, look great and are performing well. The haylage gives them the right energy and nutrition.

Kitty King – Member of the World Class Performance Programme and currently ranked 19th in the British eventing rankings and the 4th highest ranked British woman.