Appleby’s Farm – A Potted History

Appleby’s Farm was started when my parents leased Greenhouse Farm from Lord Leverhulme in 1961. With a modest herd of 30 cows, 150 hens, a few pigs and one dog, they laid the groundwork for a dairy farm that blossomed to become the home of future generations of Applebys.

Today we provide farm-fresh, free-range eggs far and wide across the Wirral peninsula and we’re the proud home of a mixed herd of 160 cows. These are made up of heifers, calves, two bulls and of course, our lovely Friesian ladies who provide all of our milk.

Our cows spend the majority of the year in the fields grazing on fresh, luscious grass and we only bring them indoors between November and February to protect them from the winter weather.

Our calves are born between August and September and just 2 years later they are ready to take over the milking duties.

Jon Appleby