Yorkshire Farmers Club – Metcalfe Farms visit on 4th June

The Yorkshire Farmers Club is delighted to announce that its next industry visit is a tour of Metcalfe Farms in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the afternoon of Tuesday 4th June 2024.

This visit is open to those aged over 50 who are working in agriculture or are semi-retired or retired from the agricultural industry.

The day will start with a fish and chips lunch at Tennants Auction Room Café, Leyburn, followed by the farm tour at Metcalfe Farms.

Both the tour and lunch are free to attend, however booking in advance is essential and we kindly request that those that book a place for the afternoon make a full commitment to attend having secured a place.

The afternoon is limited to 20 places and we would like to ensure all places are taken up on the day.

More about the farm tour

Metcalfe farms is an awarding winning family run business situated in the Yorkshire Dales.

The business includes a 1,300-strong dairy herd, heavy haulage, agricultural contracting, storage and quarrying enterprises.

Fiona Macdonald, Coordinator of the Yorkshire Farmers Club at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, said:

The farm tour will encompass all aspects of the dairying business from the calf unit, rotary parlour, dairy technology and feeding systems.

We will also hear insights into their contracting, haulage and quarrying enterprises.

It promises to be a great trip and comes highly recommended. We very much look forward to you joining us!

Secure your place

To book your free place and to receive a full itinerary, please email fionam@yas.co.uk or call Fiona Macdonald on 01423 546217.

Yorkshire Rural Support Network

What is the Yorkshire Farmers Club?

A new initiative of the Yorkshire Rural Support Network at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Yorkshire Farmers Club has been set up to give more senior members of the county’s working farming community the chance to meet up, off-farm and in likeminded company for industry visits.

The Yorkshire Farmers Club is essentially a social club for people who still have active farming minds, who are still involved in a farm business, perhaps have more time to get off farm and welcome the chance to be immersed in current industry intrigue.

The Club has the potential to help tackle social isolation and loneliness in the community by reconnecting farming people and creating opportunities for likeminded people to perhaps forge new friendships.

To catch up on the Club’s first visit, to British Sugar’s Newark factory, click here.

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