Rosamund Young farms 390 acres organically in the North Cotswolds with her brother Richard, producing beef and lamb from 100% grass-fed animals which are butchered and sold in the farm shop.
Her first book, The Secret Life of Cows was published in 2003 and sold over 10,000 copies. The author Alan Bennett reviewed it in his diary column in the London Review of Books and discussed its significance at the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. Based on her observations over forty years, the book explains that baby calves will make friends for life unless forcibly separated, and provides examples of farm animal behavior, which suggests they are more intelligent than generally realised. Her second book, First buy a Field, takes a light-hearted look at the problems of being self-sufficient.