It is with great sadness that the Tucker family must announce the sudden passing of Mike Tucker of Church Farm, on 28th March 2018. Mike has been a stalwart of the equestrian and Cotswold farming community for many years and was a loving and devoted family man.
As the founder of Cotswold Wagyu, Mike proved his adventurous streak when he brought some of Britain's first Wagyu cattle to Church Farm in 2010. Mike had experienced the beef when he was commentating for the BBC at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and immediately set about introducing the breed to his own farm. In typically wholehearted and generous style, Mike was also keen to introduce more British farmers to this distinct breed and to share his knowledge with others, so along with a small group of breeders he set about establishing the Wagyu Breeders' Association in 2014. He retained an active role as its Chairman until his passing.
The Cotswold Wagyu herd is just one of Mike's many proud legacies, and of course the Tucker family and whole team at Church Farm, fully intend to maintain and indeed build on the herd and the foundations he set.
From our side, despite our sadness, it is 'business as usual'; there are precious cattle to be tended and customers to be fed.
We hope you will continue to support Cotswold Wagyu. Your business is genuinely valued.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held to celebrate the life of Mike Tucker at the Parish Church of St John Baptist, Cirencester, on Tuesday 10th April at 3pm, which the family welcomes everyone to attend.
No flowers please. Donations if desired in memory of Mike for Great Western Air Ambulance, Retraining of Racehorses and the MS Society.