Farming

We are a mixed farm on the Burton Constable Estate, John and Pete are 3rd & 4th generation of the family to farm at Smithy Briggs.  

John and his father, Cedric, started making hay locally over 30 years ago with Burton Constable Riding School when it was open.  We are very proud to have developed a reputation for consistent, clean quality hay for the equine market and enjoy mutual loyalty with our local customers across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

We have a sheep enterprise, Six Valley Lamb which plays a vital role within the Horse Hay business. The sheep add value to the grasses after the hay has been cut by eating it right down, to ensure the following years crop has the best chance of being clean and strong to provide that consistent clean quality that we are so proud of supplying.

Pigs have always been on the farm; we currently grow them for a local pig producer in state of the art specialised building.

Free Range Eggs, we contract manage a flock of free range hens locally, supplying eggs to Chippendale Foods who are part of Morrisons Manufacturing Division.

DIVERSIFICATION

We have grown Birds Eye Peas for over 30 years and continue to be involved with the production of peas with The Green Pea Company.

Recently Bookkeeper+ was born, this is a business to offer the skills we have within our office to others.