Blackmore Farm Recent History
The Dyer family has been running Blackmore Farm since 1952. They started out with 171 acres and 9 cows. Over the years their business has grown and they now farm 850 acres and 180 cows. As well as the dairy herd they also grow 450 acres of combinable crops including wheat, barley, oats, peas and beans. The wheat and barley is used to feed the cows in the winter and the beans are destined to feed racing pigeons rather than the cattle; so if you see one flying extra fast you can say with confidence that it is full of beans! They also grow fodder beet, which is similar to turnips and fed to the cows in the winter to give them energy so that they will produce lots of milk to produce delicious Blackmore Farm ice cream.