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The Family

Generations of knowledge and a lifetime of experience

As a young boy I always had a passion for pigs, coming from a large farming family living in rural East Yorkshire my father was a poultry farmer. Every night I would rush home from school to do jobs on the farm before heading to the neighbours pig farm to help him out too.

It all started some 60 years ago when my father bought ‘the farm next door’. This is when I setup business as a passionate pig farmer.  I bought my first pregnant pig from Beverley Livestock Market with my dad and that is where my business started.

In 1983 pig farming was going through a depression so I bought a 200 hectare farm in the nearby village of Aldbrough.  This has enabled me to control the full farming process from growing the crops in the fields, producing the grain to feed the pigs and in-turn the manure is then spread back onto the fields as a natural fertiliser.

Now in my 70’s I find it exciting to be passing a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and experience onto my family. My daughter Angela is involved with the farming enterprise. Angela’s first pig was called Blackie and at the age of 6 she was the youngest pig keeper in the area and made it into the local papers.  30 years later I am very proud to have her involved with the business.

Welcome to our website

Peter Kirkwood

Farmer/Proprietor

 

‘All the produce we bought at Christmas and throughout 2013 was lovely – our boys know it has come from ERCP!’

Dennis Warner – Beverley & Humber Bridge Market