Murton Moor Farm is a family run farm situated 5 miles east of picturesque Durham city. The business has grown from 200 acres in the 1970’s to approximately 650 acres of arable land plus a further 3000 acres of agricultural contracting on farms all over county Durham.
Driver and dog going to work.
In 1999 Judith introduced a flock of 150 free-range KellyBronze turkeys to the business. The flock has then steadily increased over the years and we now rear and process 700 birds of which there are 550 KellyBronze turkeys and 150 free-range geese which are collected from the farm gate on the two days preceding Christmas.
Martin and Richard have responsibility for growing the following crops:
Wheat – grown for a variety of uses including the Scottish whisky market and the Ensus plant on Teesside, Ethanol is extracted from the grain, to be used as a green energy to replace fossil fuel.
Oil Seed Rape – transported to either Hull or Liverpool and is used for the production of cooking oil. Due to government legislation concerning greener road fuels all diesel had to contain 5% green fuel by 2010. This means that some of our Oil Rape Seed is now going to companies such as Greenergy to satisfy this market.
Oats – a popular breakfast cereal ingredient.
Peas – a high protein animal feed ingredient.
Beans – exported around the world for human consumption.