Wellcroft Farm, Grindon is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park and enjoys spectacular views over the Manifold Valley. It is also home to Manifold Valley Meats, who run a comprehensive range of livestock services including Butchery, Wholesaling, & Pet Foods.
With public concern growing over not only where our food comes from but how it is produced and how many food miles it travels before it reaches our plates, Manifold Valley Meats aim to finish animals reared either on our own family farm or sourced from a few carefully selected farms. Our meat is additive free, from stock that is mainly grass fed and no hormones or unnecessary drugs are used. This is meat produced as it used to be, using traditional methods and prepared on our premises.
Animals, like people, need medicines too. We use advice from professional veterinary surgeons, animal nutrition advisers and others to ensure that their livestock are kept healthy and their welfare is maintained in line with or better than the current animal welfare legislation.
Recent years have seen outbreaks of more “exotic” diseases such as Bluetongue, Avian Influenza and others and increasing levels of ‘endemic’ diseases such as Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and liver fluke. Such diseases are difficult to control and eradicate by good husbandry alone. Veterinary medicines, including vaccines, are tools that aid the good health and well-being of farm animals.
We are part of the SAI Global/FABBL assurance scheme and they are licensed to use the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Beef and Lamb Standards which all major retailers and buyers recognise and accept. Meeting the requirements of these standards allows us as producers to demonstrate that our husbandry and welfare on farm meets nationally agreed levels of best practice, and gives an assurance to the consumer that the product is safe.