Monday, 30 January 2012

February Manor Farm news
Chris and Charlotte Shipley
01262 490354
07912 941333 

We hope you have all had a good start to the New Year and here at Manor Farm we can not quite believe its February already! Chris and his Dad are already busy with calvings and they have already welcomed 1 Belted Galloway, 3 Aberdeen Angus, a hand full of British Friesians and twin British Blue bulls onto the farm!

This months beef comes from one of our British Blue cross heifers who was slow grown to 24months on grass and home grown barley/bean meal (she also spent the spring, summer and autumn months grazing in front of Burton Agnes Hall). All the beef has been hung on the bone for 22 days and has been expertly butchered by Glaves at Brompton by Sawdon.

We are looking forward to 2012 and we think its going to be a busier year than last. Some of you may have seen in this weeks Driffield Post that Manor Farm Beef has been shortlisted for the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTA) in the 'Remarkable Fayre' category. We are incredibly excited by this shortlisting and look forward to an evening away from the cows at the awards dinner. 

We are also planning a number events for 2012 at Manor Farm
Open Farm Sunday - 17th of June 2012.

11am-1pm - We plan to 'Open up' the farm yard for a morning of family activities. There will be a chance to visit the milking parlour, see some of our animals and see the farms machinery, 
including the tractors & combine.

2pm-4pm – a 2 hour walk showing how a mixed arable, beef and dairy farm works in conjunction with each other and the environment. This walk will be on farming terrain so wellies or hiking boots are a must! 

Festival of British Archaeology – July 2012 date tbc.

An Iron Age farmstead was discovered at the farm and we plan two events including a day of family activities at the site and an evening historical walk and talk, followed by a cheese and wine supper.

All events need to be pre booked by email ( or telephone (01262 490354) and are free of charge except the cheese and wine supper which will cost £5 per person


  1. Glad you are planning open farm events, just where is the farm?

  2. Hi Lynnda, Thanks for the message. We are in Thornholme East Yorkshire. More details to follow soon at our web page along with map and directions. Regards, Charlotte