Boythorpe is a well known name within the agricultural community, and since the 1960s has been associated with Agricultural innovation, starting from when it manufactured green ‘Boythorpe Cropstores’ tower silos, which to this day can still be seen on many farms around the United Kingdom.
Innovation continued throughout the 70s and 80s with the ‘Yorkshire Wold Mushrooms’ venture that at one time was one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 200 staff picking and packing mushrooms on a commercial scale every day of the week.
In the early 90s we also had what was informed to be the UK’s first ‘digital’ commercial sheep flock – where our 400 Suffolk Cross ewes were all micro-chipped, giving them unique identities that allowed us to track lambing percentages and medication, and be ‘more than’ fully-compliant with ever-increasing record keeping legislation.
Also around that time we had a 10,000 tonne commercial grain store and dried and stored grain and rapeseed for hundreds of farmers in the surrounding area.
Wind turbines are our latest venture, and the ‘Boythorpe brand’ is delighted to be associated with an Enterprise that is not only helping the environment but also helping farmers generate extra income — especially during some pretty tough times no thanks to extreme weather over the last few years.