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Open Farm Sunday 2017

On Sunday June 11th 2017 we will be welcoming visitors to see behind the scenes of Wheelbirks! 

This year you can look forward to:

Tractor & trailer rides around Wheelbirks farm, with a commentary from Hugh or Tom Richardson who farm here. Have a look around Wheelbirks on our tractor & trailer rides! We have a specially made trailer to take you around the farm, and see what goes on behind the scenes! Hugh and Tom will provide the commentary, whilst you enjoy the ride!

Walking farm tours take look inside the farm buildings at Wheelbirks, guided by Hugh, Tom or Chris Shipley, our herd manager.

See where our ice cream is made have a sneak peak at our ice cream making facilities and see where our delicious Jersey ice cream is made. A self-guided tour to show you inside the ice cream making hub! See all the machinery we use to turn our gorgeous Jersey milk into the delicious ice cream we sell in the Parlour!

Milking Parlour experience Chris will be milking the cows in the afternoon. See exactly where our milk comes from – straight out of the cow! Chris, our herd manager will be demonstrating the process of milking our gorgeous Jersey cows. Come and have a look inside our milking Parlour, while Chris explains the process right in front of you!

Meet the animals! Our farmyard will be full of animals to meet.

Market stalls We will have a variety of market stalls selling local meat, cheese, fish and preserves.

Facepainting

Learn about our calf embryo transfer system a modern technique dairy farmers are use to increase efficiency, profitabilty and improve the genetics of their herd..

Meet the team from Arla Arla is a farmer owned dairy - who we sell our surplus milk to. See where our milk goes and what they make from our delicious Jersey milk.

The day will be from 10am - 5pm, with the Parlour open during these hours selling our usual delicious home made food, hot and cold drinks and ice cream!

Posted on 06 April 2017

Chris Milking