Brentingby Meadows

Quality English meat from Leicestershire's grazing lands

brentingby meadowsWelcome to Hall Farm, Brentingby, home to John, Robert, Ian and Julia Hawley.

Our farm covers just over 300 acres, extending along the River Eye to the east of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. We run a traditional mixed farm, which provides a wide range of habitats for wildlife and has preserved the features so characteristic of the Leicestershire landscape – ridge and furrow grassland and a rich hedgerow network.

We have a small herd of 60 pedigree Holstein milking cows and around 40 dairy heifers and calves. A flock of 300 ewes grazes much of the pasture and lambs are sold through the local livestock market at Melton Mowbray. We also sell some lamb, as well as beef from our Aberdeen-Angus cross cattle, through our meat sales enterprise, Brentingby Meadows. Our small acreage of cereals provides straw and grain for the animals.

Would you like to visit us? Many groups welcome the opportunity to visit a working farm, as society has become more distanced from rural issues, food production and land management. Through offering free guided farm walks and tours (by prior arrangement) or giving a photographic tour to your group, we can share the wildlife and heritage of Hall Farm with you.

For further information, please contact us.