Old Manor Farm Equine Forage and Bedding was established in 2002 by Mark and Nic
Cooper as a diversification from the core family farming business
of producing beef cattle for Waitrose and arable crops.
Mark is the 5th generation of the Cooper family to be farming in Henlow since 1912.
It all started after a neighbouring farmer moved out of the area and suggested
that I take on his small hay business. We worked hard to establish a reputation
for good quality and reliable service and still supply many of our original
customers. A chance conversation with a customer who was having difficulty
sourcing good quality shavings suggested that there was a market for selling
bedding along with hay. To be competitive we had to order in bulk so it was a big leap of
faith to order over 1000 bales with no customers lined up! Thankfully it paid
off and we now supply over 50000 bales of shavings and other bedding locally and nationally per year.
In 2004 we made our first bales of haylage, again, responding to customer demand. Since then the the haylage area has been increased every year to accommodate growing demand.
We strive to supply a quality product, with reliable service, and value for money.
For the 2015 season we are wrapping some of our bales in PINK Volac RS1900 stretch wrap. In addition to Volac making a donation for each roll of wrap sold, we are working in association with Cancer Research UK to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. For every bale sold we will donate £4 through www.justgiving.com/oldmanorfarm. We are hoping to raise £5000, which we are sure you will agree is for a very good cause. We have also had some #wrappedinpink polo shirts produced to give away. If you order 24 or more bales at a time you will receive a free polo shirt. Or if you would like to buy one, all the profit from the sale will be donated to Cancer Research UK. They are priced at £15 + postage and packing. Please help us raise as much money as possible. To keep up to date with our progress follow us on Twitter @oldmanorfarm. For more information, please contact us.
Haylage based diets for all horses in average to heavy work
will have an overall lower cost than hay. This is because haylage can provide
much of the nutritional needs of your horse without the addition of lots of
cereal based feed.
We source all our bedding from established suppliers in the UK and
northern Europe and only supply shavings sourced from renewable forests.
All are dust extracted and are available in quantities of 10
bales to 960 bale loads.
MEADOW & SEED HAY
At Old Manor Farm we cut the same hay fields year after year and have a built up a
great deal of experience over the years of how to get the best quality hay
from different types of grasses including Meadow, Timothy & Ryegrass Read More...