Call us: 01759 368219


Agriculture is at the heart of all of the estates owned by the Halifax Family, through the in-hand farming operations and the many diverse agricultural businesses managed by tenants on the estates.

The in-hand farming operation covers approximately 750 acres. The majority of this land is grassland, covering the parkland around Garrowby Hall and the area between Garrowby Park and Bugthorpe village.

The farm manager, Clive Rowland, is passionate about cattle and this shows in the high quality animals which he breeds and rears.

Garrowby Farm currently has a high health herd of around 50 pedigree Limousin cows supported by a 150 cow commercial herd.

The pedigree cows are the nucleus of the herd and numbers have increased recently with the purchase of the highly regarded Gunnerfleet herd from Ian and Jim Handley. These cattle will now come under the Garrowby prefix and will provide top quality bulls and heifers for sale at prominent sales nationally as well as through local trade.   Over the last few years Clive has had considerable success in the show ring, and with the addition of the Gunnerfleet herd these successes will undoubtedly become stronger.

The commercial herd is based around Limousin genetics and male calves are sold as stores along with high health status heifers for breeding to other suckler herds. 

Limousin semen is for sale from the leading sires used on the Garrowby herd.  Please contact Clive on 07876 594010 to discuss or order online from Semenstore:

https://www.semenstore.co.uk/limousin/products/plumtree-fantastic-3.html

https://www.semenstore.co.uk/limousin/products/ampertaine-magnum-2.html

The Limousin breed itself originates from central France and was imported into the UK in the 70s for its versility to suit the demands of the red meat market. It produces a high quality lean product with excellent eating characteristics.   This popular breed still remains the no 1 for UK cattle registrations.

Alongside the cattle, the sheep flock consist of 700 Texel x Mule and Mule ewes producing quality fat/store and breeding lambs.

Although arable farming forms a smaller part of the in-hand operation it is vital to the on-going success of the livestock enterprise.

Crops such as wheat, barley, oil seed rape and beans are grown in rotation to manage the soil health effectively. The grain produced is sold to local traders who sell it on to be processed into, animal feed, fuels, and food.

The arable land covers some of the heavier soil types found on the Garrowby Estate so winter cropping is favoured due to weather conditions in the spring. Maintenance of drainage systems and ditches is imperative to ensure that the condition and productivity of the land is maintained.

https://www.facebook.com/garrowbyfarm

As a consequence of the excellent reputation that Clive has built for the Garrowby Farm cattle, amongst butchers and other breeders throughout Yorkshire, a significant proportion of the progeny are sold for breeding to other herds.

Over the last few years Clive has had considerable success in the show ring, which has helped enhance the commercial demand for Garrowby cattle.

Although arable farming forms a smaller part of the in-hand operation it is vital to the on-going success of the livestock enterprise.

Crops such as wheat, barley, oil seed rape and beans are grown in rotation to manage the soil health effectively. The grain produced is sold to local traders who sell it on to be processed into, animal feed, fuels, and food.

The arable land covers some of the heavier soil types found on the Garrowby Estate so winter cropping is favoured due to weather conditions in the spring. Maintenance of drainage systems and ditches is imperative to ensure that the condition and productivity of the land is maintained.