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Hope Valley phase two farm diversification

To make one of the last 2 dairy farms in the Hope Valley economically sustainable by adding value to more of the milk produced.

Investment has enabled the farm to begin increasing production from to 3000 litres of milk a year this to 7,000 litres per year. Major investment has been made in 2013/14 through the installation of a robotic milking system to increase milk production dramatically. The farm has been diversifying for many years through accommodation provision and the creation of a recognised ice cream brand.

Leader in 2010 provided grant funding to further develop the ice cream business through support to purchase 3 major pieces of equipment:

  • batch pasteuriser/incubator 120 litres
  • blast freezer/chiller
  • standby generator

These enabled Hope Valley Farm Produce Ltd to expand ice cream production and to move into the yoghurt drinks market through improved efficiency, productivity and consistency of product:


  • increased jobs and increased profitability.

Leader grant £14,974.40.

Contact information

Hope Valley Farm Produce Ltd
Thorpe Farm
Hope Valley
S32 1BQ


Tel: 01433 650659.