Border View Farm

The farm is mainly run by Alex, Lizzie and Scott with a good help from the youngest Robert, as he is still at school.
Lizzie and Scott both studied a national diploma in agriculture at Askham Bryan College, both gaining triple distinctions.

 

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Cattle

The farm runs a herd of 70 suckler cows which rear calves that are then finished for the farm shop. We also buy 2 week old calves from local dairy farmers which are then also reared and finished again for the shop. The ones not sold in our shop are taken to the local auction market.

We have a variety of breeds which include Charolaise, Aberdeen Angus, Belgium Blue, Simmental, Hereford and Limousine.

Through the summer months our cows are turned to graze on the lush green pastures surrounding our farm.

 

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Pigs

The pigs we rear are mainly Landrace or Large Whites; they are reared from 3 week old weaners and produced specifically for the shop.

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Sheep

The farm runs a flock of 500 North England Mule ewes which are put to the Suffolk tup to produce prime butches lamb for our own farm shop and the local auction market.

We also run a flock of 80 Dorset ewes which lamb through the Christmas period to produce quality spring lamb for the farm shop.

 

Hens

All our eggs which are purposely produced for the farm shop are laid on the farm by Warren hens. We pride ourselves in producing a quality egg with our egg shells a dark brown colour and a rich, tasty yolk.