Welcome to Blade Farming
Our beef farming business is dedicated to supplying consistently high quality British beef to Retailers and their customer, the consumer. It is unique in the UK and it is the only truly integrated beef supply system.
We now have in excess of 20,000 head of beef cattle in our operation making us one of the largest beef farming operations in England, and the demand for beef produced through the Blade franchise is increasing. The complete integration of the business creates the consistency that today's increasingly discerning consumer requires. Find Out More
Do you and your farming business have what it takes to join the Blade Farming scheme?
Beef Farming Services
The sustainability of the British Beef industry relies on the production of consistent beef for the consumer. Use the links below to find out more about the Blade Farming business and the value of being part of an integrated beef production chain.
The buying and selling of 2 to 4 week old calves from the dairy herd and information on beef sire selection. Read More
Weaned calves produced by our professional Calf Rearers for sale to Beef Farmers & franchised finishers. Read More
Details on our beef finishing contracts and business partners in all sectors of the industry. Read More
ABP Food Group is proud to announce the launch of our new Livestock Website.
From the end of November the ABP sites have moved over to grading cattle on a 15 point grading grid.
Miller & Carter takes gold in World Steak Challenge 2015!
Sarah Whiting has just won Blade Farming's Rearer of the Year award.
Rearing calves gives chance to grow business explains Blade calf rearer Ben Moody.
A Blade finisher explains how attention to detail at the transition stage is reaping benefits for his beef enterprises.
A new Management guide for Continental steers and heifers has been launched.
Blade Farming Spring meetings are back. The popular Blade Spring meetings are planned for the following venues...
The Blade Farming offices have relocated to larger premises in Langport and we have new contact details from the beginning of January 2015
+25 p/Kg for 2015! Blade Farming are have announced two new Forward Price contracts to add to the popular contracts that are already on offer to Beef finishers
Blade Farming invite you to the opening of our brand new Whitchurch Calf Collection Centre at Oaklands Farm, Weston-under-Redcastle, SY4 5LR - 20.11.14 at midday.
Blade expands further North. We have two new members in the Blade team who will be developing the Blade business in our northern region
New Calf Collection centre. At the beginning of August 2014 we will be opening our new Calf Collection centre near Whitchurch in Shropshire.
An updated Aberdeen Angus Management Guide has been produced.
New for 2014! We are pleased to announce the launch of Blade Farming Lamb Contracts.
Working with the one of the UK's leading operators of Pubs and Restaurants, Blade Farming have launched a unique 'Contract Finishing scheme' for cattle.
Bev and Dave Horton win the prestigious 'Blade Farming Calf Rearer of the Year' award.
We are delighted that the premium for Aberdeen Angus sired cattle has increased to 40p per kg above the weekly quoted price....
A good opportunity is arising for Beef Farmers that are running short of feed...
Blade Farming receives an award for high welfare in the new veal units developed specifically for Sainsbury's.
Our new look website has gone live today, and with the new refreshed look comes more information and the ability for Blade Finishers to access...
A new and updated Management Guide has been produced with an important section on 'Transition Feeding'
Youngest Ever app Designer develops iPhone App for Blade Farming Calf Rearers.
A new foward contract price of +20 p/Kg dwt is now available to Blade finishing units.
ABP Food Group agrees acquisition of the RWM Food Group Holdings Ltd including the Blade Farming operation.
Price increases for Aberdeen Angus Forward price contracts and Pain and Gain contracts.
No place for romance
if a system is unprofitable
Productive farm land being such a precious resource, it can be argued that today's occupants owe it to their fellow UK citizens, now and into the future, to make use of it as productively and sustainably as possible.
In this context, Chris Pring at Lower Ford Farm near Cullompton is right on the money when he says that the family business's beef suckler cows "use too many acres for the return they generate."