Not just any farm

Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Kingshill Farm run at Old Warden near Biggleswade for the benefit of Shuttleworth College students has been recognised as a potential supplier to Marks & Spencer.

The farm has secured Marks & Spencer audit compliance for its Red Poll Cattle beef and has an “elite” health status rating.

“This has been a great achievement by the whole team,” said Bronwen Bray of Shuttleworth College.

RichardFarm Manager Richard Hellyer, aged 31, has the day to day task of running the farm where animal welfare has the highest priority. Richard is the third generation of his family to work in farming and lives on the Shuttleworth Estate which owns all the land. 

Shuttleworth College is part of The Bedford College Group which has just signed a 40 year lease on the college and Kingshill Farm sites from the Shuttleworth Trust. As part of that arrangement £5 Million is being invested in facilities - which has included the new barn where the Red Poll cattle live.

Mike Johnston Vice Principal of The Bedford College Group, who led Shuttleworth College through its merger with Bedford College in 2009 said: “There are exciting times ahead for the British farming community and we are preparing young farmers for that future.”

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