Agriculture in High and Low Bentham

Bentham Auction Mart

Weekly sales are held at the Auction Mart in Bentham, run by Richard Turner & Son (Auctioneers).

Details of forthcoming sales, results of previous sales and “Farming People and Memories” are available on the website.

Address: Main Street, Bentham. LA2 7HF.
Tel: 015242 61444.
Web: benthamauction.co.uk


Bentham Agricultural Show

Bentham Agricultural Show is held on the first Saturday of September. The 2012 show will take place at Bentham Auction Mart, by kind permission of the directors. The classes being held are Cattle, Sheep, Pygmy Goats, Companion Dog Show, Handicrafts, Horticulture, Photography, Stick Dressing, Poultry and Pets.

Contact: The Secretary, Mrs Val Lawson.
Tel: 015242 61606.


bentham beesBentham Bees

Local Natural Beekeeper offering support to new beekeepers interested in a more natural approach.

Also willing to remove swarms of honeybees and / or advise on all bee related issues.

Contact: John Vendy
Tel: 015242 62083 or 07973 907325
Web: benthambees.blogspot.com


Farm Crisis NetworkFarm Crisis Network

FCN is a UK network of groups of volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches. FCN volunteers are there to ‘walk with’ and support farming people and families as they seek to resolve their problems, whatever they may be.

Contact: FCN Helpline: 0845 367 9990.
Web: farmcrisisnetwork.org.uk


Young Farmers’ Clubs

There are two local North Yorkshire groups centred on Burton-in-Lonsdale and Lawkland, with Lancashire groups just over the border. Burton YFs meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm , and Lawkland YFs meet at Austwick Parish Hall also on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

For more details please visit the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs


Dalehead VetsDalehead Veterinary Group

Twelve veterinary surgeons, two consultants, support staff, extensive laboratory and veterinary surgical facilities enable the Dalehead Veterinary Group to offer the highest quality veterinary service for companion animals, agricultural livestock, horses and ponies.

Web: daleheadvetgroup.co.uk