Beef farmers will have the opportunity of visiting three leading
beef and sheep farms in the Skipton area on the day before the UK’s
national beef event, NBA Beef Expo 2007, which is being organised
by the National Beef Association at Skipton Auction Mart on Thursday,
Coaches for the farm tour will leave from Skipton Auction Mart on
the morning of Wednesday, May 16, at 9.00am and return in good time
for the pre-event conference in the conference centre at the mart
commencing at 4.00pm
“The farm tour has been a highly popular part of Beef Expo
in recent years and I would urge farmers interested in joining
the tour to make their reservation right away as places are limited
to the first 300 applications received,” said Mr Emslie.
“The tour will take in three innovative beef farmers, who
are tackling the challenge of post de-coupling in their own diverse
ways, which should make for very interesting and informative farm
visits. We are most grateful to our three host farmers who are
kindly opening up their farms to allow delegates to view their
The 300 delegates will be split into three groups for the visits
which will be to the following farms –
J C Crabtree and Son, Bolton Park Farm, Bolton
Upland farm of 740 acres with a suckler herd of 150 mainly Aberdeen-Angus
cross cows, previously crossed with Limousin bulls but now with
Stabiliser. Also flock of 1200 ewes. A growing proportion of beef
and lamb from the farm sold directly to local restaurants and at
three farmers’ markets.
J A and J M Wade and Son, Royd House Farm,
Suckler herd of 200 Limousin, Belgian Blue and Gelbvieh cross cows
crossed with Belgian Blue, Limousin and Charolais bulls. Heifers
sold store through Skipton Auction Mart and bull calves kept entire
and sold prime through Gisburn Auction Mart. Also flock of 300
Mule ewes. Farm extends to 500 acres.
Rowntree Farms, Windy Pike Farm, Carters
Lane, Gisburn, Clitheroe. Herd of 150 Aberdeen-Angus cows founded in 2002 on high-lying LFA
farm of 500 acres. All grass apart from one field of whole-crop.
Pedigree bulls and females sold for breeding, steers to Dovecote
Park and some heifers slaughtered locally for sale off the farm
as boxed beef. Also flock of 400 ewes.
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