About Bays Leap Dairy Farm
Bays Leap Dairy Farm is situated in the small village of Heddon on the Wall just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is easily identified by commuters on the A69 because of the easily distinguishable round buildings which are used to house some of the cows on the farm.
Farm manager Chris (pictured with some of the dairy cows above), is passionate about his cows and as an organic farmer this passion begins in the soil. As a keen soil enthusiast, Chris has often been spotted on TV or in news articles about caring for the farm land which doesn't get any artificial fertilisers or pesticide spread on. His care for things right from the beginning can now be tasted in our raw milk which has a much sweeter and creamier taste with many health benefits compared to shelf bought milk.
Our cows are grass-fed and all their food (forage) is home grown, they can often be spotted in the fields between March and November every year and you can even see them all being brought in via our cattle tracks, late afternoon. They are curious though so if you're standing by one of their fences they may come and give you a lick!
Bays Leap is owned by Graham Mellstrom who bought the Farm over twenty years ago, converting it from a breeding centre into the Dairy Farm you can see today. Bays leap has come a long way from those early days with only a few cows in the herd, the farm now has a herd of over 800 Cows and some 2500 acres of fully organic land under management. This is a long way from Mr Mellstrom’ s first farming venture, which he started aged 9. He had a small number of goats which he milked himself, selling their milk door to door locally using his bicycle for transport. It was this first farming business venture that sowed the seed for his ambition to one day own his own Dairy Farm that would produce and sell its own Milk on larger scale. So, it is with great pleasure, that after many years of building and investing, Graham, with the help of his son, Stephen in recent years and that of Chris McDonald and his dedicated team, can proudly say that he has done it! with the production of Bays Leaps own organic raw milk.