Beef
Contact Details

Hedgeley Farms
Hedgeley Hall, Powburn,
Alnwick, Northumberland
NE66 4HZ

+44 (0) 1665 578272
livestock@hedgeleyfarms.com

Beef

The Beanley Herd was established in 2004 following a decision to sell our conventional suckler herd in favour of a lower input breed.

The majority of the original Galloways were purchased from the Blarcreen herd. We have since purchased a Whitebred Shorthorn bull to give us Blue Grey calves, principally for breeding. Our Blue Grey heifers go to the Aberdeen Angus bull and are sold PD’d in-calf at Newcastleton in October.

We aim to put 85 Galloways and 25 Belted Galloways to our bulls each year, with the replacement heifers going to the bull at two years of age.

We operate a spring calving system to coincide milk demand with grass growth. The cows are over-summered on the hills above Beanley, on Hedgeley Moor as well as up the College Valley. The yearling cattle are over-summered up the College Valley. Steers are finished on grass to 30 months then sold to premium outlets. We also sell a number of heifers at two years old for breeding, usually PD'd in-calf.

We are TB 4 yearly testing (last test Jan 2015), BVD accredited since 2006 & Johnes Risk Level 2. We are also screening for Leptospirosis

Our aim is to produce larger cattle. To do this we have selected our bulls carefully with the focus on Canadian genetics.

Please see the sub menus for information on our past and present bulls

Success

Beanley Colombo stood Male Champion at the pre-sale show at Carlisle Galloway sale 2013. Colombo is a Penninghame Nipper son & out of Blarcreen Princess 5th, a Glenkiln Fingal daughter. This 22 month old bull heads home for 3000gns to Ardnew Farms.

We have also had great success selling at the Newcastleton Blue Grey sale. In 2015 we achieved the highest price herd average of £1,725 for 6 heifers in-calf to Aln First Lad N368 (Aberdeen Angus). Selling for the first time in 2014, we achieved an average of £1,510 for 4 heifers again in-calf to Aln First Lad N368.

Beanley Freddie stood Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion at Carlisle Belted Galloway Sale in May 2016. Freddie is by Polbae Abel & out of a homebred cow Beanley Ayesha 2nd.

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